Skip to comments.No Change in Definition of Gender (by NY Board of Health)
Posted on 12/06/2006 1:51:05 AM PST by Zakeet
New York Citys Board of Health unexpectedly withdrew a proposal yesterday that would have allowed people to alter the sex on their birth certificates without sex-change surgery.
The plan, if passed, would have put New York at the forefront of a movement to eliminate anatomical considerations when defining gender. It had been lauded by some mental health professionals and transgender advocates who said it would reduce discrimination against men and women who lived as members of the opposite sex.
But after the proposed change was widely publicized recently, board members and officials with the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene said that a surge of new concerns arose. Vital records experts said that new federal rules regarding identification documents, due next year, could have forced the policy to be scrapped.
Health officials said patients at hospitals asked how doctors would determine who would be assigned to the bed next to them. And among law enforcement officials, there were concerns about whether prisoners with altered birth certificates could be housed with female prisoners even if they still had male anatomies.
This is something we hadnt fully thought through, frankly, said Dr. Thomas R. Frieden, the citys health commissioner. What the birth certificate shows does have implications beyond just what the birth certificate shows.
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There's an entire universe of truth behind that statement.
I'll be damned, somebody had second thoughts about this crazy idea.
If passed, women studies in universities will have to be closed. So will "women's rights" to have abortion. Or affirmative action... That's why they changed their mind.
How much thought would it take to figure out that this was a stupid idea.
It had been lauded by some mental health professionals and transgender advocates
Just goes to show you that a college degree is no guarantee of intelligence.
There's a tiny ray of hope after all!
I'll tell you something...more often than not, this is a fracked up world.
Give 'em time, they'll blot it out again with some further idiocy...
This is something we hadnt fully thought through, frankly,
LOL..that should be the new universal Lib/Blue State/Dem motto.