WATCH: Nikki Araguz debate with right-winger Dave Welch and trans leader Cristan Williams

Posted on 19 Aug 2010 at 10:24am

This aired on Houston’s Fox affiliate last night. The station also aired the story below about the case, and is conducting a poll on its website (on the lower right side) about whether transgender/transsexual people should be allowed to legally marry. So far, a whopping 88 percent of respondents say YES!

UPDATE: After the jump, I’ve posted a press release about all this issued by the Transgender Foundation of America on Thursday afternoon.

Transgender Marriage: Transgender Center Wins Debate

Houston, TX – August 19, 2010 – On August 18, 2010 the Executive Director of the Transgender Foundation of America (TFA), Cristan Williams debated the leader of a Houston-based hate group in a live FOX newscast. In a landslide victory, Ms. Williams debated the FOX authored question, “Should transgender and transsexuals be allowed to legally marry.”

Taking the stance that the right to marry should be stripped from transgender citizens, Dave Welch was soundly defeated. After the debate, the FOX Public Opinion Poll results were nothing short of phenomenal.

  • 92.3% favor transgender marriage equality
  • 7.4% wish to strip transgender citizens of the right to marry
  • 0.3% were not sure

“David’s hate-group has been on my radar for some time now. I was overjoyed at having an opportunity to face and expose his rhetoric as being obtuse, out of touch and just plain wrong.” said Ms. Williams. About transgender marriage, Mr. Welch writes, “If the United States was morally strong, these efforts would have been crushed at their first evil emergence.”

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