Monday, February 28, 2011

Voluntary Sexual Mutilation Gains Legal Stature

In states controlled by liberal lawmakers and/or governors, normalization of transgenderism (hormone treatment, cross-dressing, and then surgically mutilating sex organs) is being codified into law and regulations.

It should be noted that a person's DNA cannot be changed; biologically, there's no such thing as a "sex change."

-- From "Prohibit discrimination against transgender persons" by Bob Katzen, GateHouse News Service, posted at Belmont Citizen-Herald 2/25/11

[Massachusetts] Gov. Patrick quietly, without advance notice or a ceremony, signed an executive order that prohibits all state agencies from making employment decisions based on gender identity. The measure takes effect immediately and is designed to protect transgender persons from discrimination when applying for a state job.

Broader legislation that would prohibit discrimination against transgender persons by adding gender identity protection to the state’s non-discrimination and hate crimes laws died in the Judiciary Committee last year. Supporters have refiled it this year. The bill goes beyond the governor’s executive order and prohibits discrimination in many areas including public and private employment, housing, education and credit.

Supporters say Massachusetts should join 12 other states that have these pro-transgender laws. They noted that the bill would prohibit discrimination against transgender persons in many areas including employment, housing, credit, public accommodations and public education.

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From "Mass. Conservatives Say Governor's Executive Orders Cater to Trangender Activists" by Pete Winn, 2/24/11

Conservatives in Massachusetts say last week's move by the state’s governor to give protected status to transgendered state employees was designed to cater to transgender activists and aid them in pushing for statewide legislation, which, if adopted, would make it a hate crime to discriminate in any way against transsexuals and transvestites.

Last Thursday, Democratic Gov. Deval Patrick quietly signed two executive orders -- Executive Order No. 526 and No. 527 -- giving transgendered state employees protected status under the state’s anti-discrimination policy and establishing a state Office of Diversity and Equal Opportunity to oversee enforcement.

The executive orders do not define “gender identity and expression,” but would prohibit state agencies from making employment decisions based on gender identity and call for state officials to take immediate steps to “protect” employees on the basis of it.

. . . C.J. Doyle, executive director of the Catholic Action League of Massachusetts, told . . . “What will happen to a state employee – a Catholic, or another religious believer or any believer in traditional morality – who expresses moral disapproval, moral disapprobation of this sort of behavior? Will they be punished? Will they be fired? Will they be discriminated against in employment and in promotions? Will new employees coming in be questioned on this and denied state employment because they disapprove of this sort of behavior?”

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From "Transgender riders seek justice from SEPTA" by Dianna Marder, Philadelphia Inquirer Staff Writer 2/28/11

[The SEPTA transit agency uses] M for male and F for female stickers on weekly and monthly passes.

. . . each SEPTA employee who sells a pass judges whether the rider looks M or F, and if a bus driver or train conductor disagrees, the pass could be confiscated.

. . . Riders Against Gender Exclusion (RAGE), a grassroots group formed two years ago, say the stickers make life difficult, degrading, and dangerous for anyone whose appearance is nonconforming.

And a growing number of young transgender people are intent on identifying as androgynous . . . to emphasize that gender distinctions are unnecessary.

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From "Transgender surgery: should your company pay for it?" by Neil Katz, CBS News 2/23/11

. . . according to an Associated Press report . . . big name companies like Coca-Cola, Campbell Soup and Walt Disney have expanded their insurance coverage to meet the needs of transgender workers.

All told, there are 85 large businesses and law firms that cover the cost of at least one surgery, according to a 2010 survey by the Human Rights Campaign, the nation's largest gay rights group.

The trend follows a concerted push by transgender rights advocates to get employers and insurers to see sex reassignment the way the American Medical Association does - as a medically indicated rather than an optional procedure for people diagnosed with gender identity disorder.

In order to transition from one gender to another, patients may need some combination of hormone treatments, breast augmentation, plastic surgery to remove or reconstruct genitals and facial reconstruction. People suffering from gender identity disorder are at a very high risk for suicide.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

Also read Transgenderism is 'Delusion' Says Victim