Violators of HB 4474 could be fined up to $10,000 for the "criminal act," or sent to prison for up to five years, reports indicate. It would become a felony in the state of Michigan to misgender someone under the new "hate speech" bill, which has not been signed into law as of yet.
If HB 4474 does finish making its way through the state legislature and get signed into law by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, a person in Michigan could be declared a "felon" if he or she is caught trying to intentionally "intimidate" an LGBT by using pronouns or other words that the LGBT says are scary or upsetting.
By "intimidate," the Michigan House means "a willful course of conduct involving repeated or continuing harassment of another individual that would cause a reasonable individual to feel terrorized, frightened, or threatened, and that actually causes the victim to feel terrorized, frightened, or threatened," just to be clear.
Despite the above definition, neither the Michigan House nor HB 4474 have offered any kind of objective definition against which "intimidation" or "harassment," in this context, can be defined. Consequently, it would be entirely up to the interpretation of the listener, as well as the local prosecutor, to make such a determination in a legal sense.
The United Kingdom's DailyMail Online reported that HB 4474 is "part of a [continued] effort by Democrats in the state [of Michigan] to advance a pro-LGBTQ+ agenda in their first months in power."
Prof. Emeritus William Wagner also chimed in on the legislation stating unequivocally that HB 4474 was designed as a weapon by leftists against their conservative counterparts.
"Make no mistake about it," Prof. Wagner is quoted as saying. "Those advocating for this legislation will wield these policies as a weapon capable of destroying conservative expression or viewpoints grounded in the sacred."
If passed and signed into law, HB 4474 would replace the existing Ethnic Intimidation Act, which already covers "sexual orientation" and "gender identity or expression" – but not "misgendering."
This incremental approach to criminalizing anything and everything that LGBTs find "offensive" or even just annoying or upsetting is part of a much larger plot to criminalize normalcy and decency by making it a "hate crime" to not fully conform to LGBT demands.
"I'm glad I'm on the wrong side of 70 but I sure do feel for the young nowadays," one commenter wrote about the direction this entire country, and not just Michigan, is heading because of LGBT control over society.
"Honestly, officer, I was only calling the Bud Light drinker a British cigarette," joked another for those who catch the references.
"Who protects the straights from feeling threatened?" asked another, poignantly. "I feel threatened."
"How long will it be until being straight is criminalized?" another aptly pointed out, carrying on the same point as the previous commenter.
"And here I thought the First Amendment existed to protect free speech," said someone else about how the LGBTs are systematically erasing the U.S. Constitution with their special interest-driven agendas.
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