Tuesday, November 07, 2006

What the heck is in the water in NY?

The move to ease the requirements for altering one’s gender identity comes after New York has adopted other measures aimed at blurring the lines of gender identification. For instance, a new shelter policy approved in January now allows beds to be distributed according to appearance, applying equally to postoperative transsexuals, cross-dressers and “persons perceived to be androgynous.”

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority also agreed last month to let people define their own gender when deciding whether to use the men’s or women’s bathrooms.

In New York, the proposed change comes after four years of discussion among health officials, an eight-member panel of transgender experts and vital records offices nationwide.

“It’s based on an arbitrary distinction that says there are two and only two sexes,” she said. “In reality the diversity of nature is such that there are more than just two, and people who seem to belong to one of the designated sexes may really belong to the other.”
Are they kidding? Diversity of nature? Where? What is the data on which they based this assumption?

This sounds like the pseudo-science that was waxed poetic in the LA Times:
When Man Mated Monkey.

Do these people EVER take into account the law of unintended consequences? And what about the majority of us who are NOT transgendered? We don't have a say in this policy change? EIGHT people are dictacting policy to the rest of NY, eight people with their own agenda to promote?

And as hot air points out:
All this time same-sex couples have been trying to make the law conform to their gender.

Now they can make their gender conform to the law...

Evolution, science, NY, transgender, New York

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