Skip to comments.N.Y. Plans to Make Gender Personal Choice
Posted on 11/06/2006 9:24:11 PM PST by conservative in nyc
Separating anatomy from what it means to be a man or a woman, New York City is moving forward with a plan to let people alter the sex on their birth certificate even if they have not had sex-change surgery.
Under the rule being considered by the citys Board of Health, which is likely to be adopted soon, people born in the city would be able to change the documented sex on their birth certificates by providing affidavits from a doctor and a mental health professional laying out why their patients should be considered members of the opposite sex, and asserting that their proposed change would be permanent.
Applicants would have to have changed their name and shown that they had lived in their adopted gender for at least two years, but there would be no explicit medical requirements.
Surgery versus nonsurgery can be arbitrary, said Dr. Thomas R. Frieden, the citys health commissioner.
Dr. Frieden continued: Somebody with a beard may have had breast-implant surgery. Its the permanence of the transition that matters most.
If approved, the new rule would put New York at the forefront of efforts to redefine gender. A handful of states do not require surgery for such birth certificate changes, but in some of those cases patients are still not allowed to make the change without showing a physiological shift to the opposite gender.--Snip--
--Snip--The change would lead to many intriguing questions: For example, would a man who becomes a woman be able to marry another man? (Probably.) Would an adoption agency be able to uncover the original sex of a proposed parent? (Not without a court order.) Would a woman who becomes a man be able to fight in combat, or play in the National Football League? (These areas have yet to be explored.)
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Why even bother putting their sex on the damn thing. This is insane.
I wanna be an 'it'.
State-sanctioned document fraud.
Maybe they should let them change their species from human to dumb ass.
I prefer "thing." LOL!
Can we put a cage around these people and charge admission?
That's what you do at Freak shows.
Heck, why stop there. I'm sure there are people on DU that can't even be classifed as human (or would want to). Next thing you know, the birth certificates will say 'tree species'.
Or some such complete idiotarian notion.
How about "other"...
What's in the water in NY? Did Hillary come up with this or was is Charlie Rangle? If it were in California, I'd think it was Sheila Kuehl.
So, what happens when this.....person, travels outside ov NY? How do they then explain themselves?
(In a deep, gravely voice) "Yeah, I'm a woman. Sez it here in my boith certificate."
"Maybe they should let them change their species from human to dumb ass."
That is "pee in your pants funny". When are you running for public office?
"Under the rule being considered by the citys Board of Health, which is likely to be adopted soon, people born in the city would be able to change the documented sex on their birth certificates by providing affidavits from a doctor and a mental health professional laying out why their patients should be considered members of the opposite sex, and asserting that their proposed change would be permanent."
I have NOW heard everything.
Well then, I'm moving to New York! I'm a lesbian trapped in a man's body, and I demand to be allowed to shower with women at the gym!
aaarrrgggghhhhh....why don't they just put "M" or "F" on their foreheads?
Ha ha ha! What!?
I guess there really aren't any important problems to deal with in New York.
Tree species. That's Al Gore, right?
This is brought to you by the same folks who want to ban trans fats in NYC restaurants and currently invades the privacy of NYC diabetics by requiring their blood sugar test results be sent to them so they can play nanny.
The NYC Health Department is the embodiment of the liberal nanny state.
I'm changing my sex to "studmuffin".
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