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  • Don’t Let the 43 Republicans Who Voted for Obama’s Transgender Agenda Spin Their Vote

    05/30/2016 11:09:42 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 33 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 5/27/16 | Ryan Anderson
    On Wednesday, 43 Republican members of Congress joined the Democrats to vote for President Barack Obama’s transgender agenda. Now they’re trying to spin their vote. These 43 Republicans voted for the Maloney amendment, which ratified Obama’s 2014 executive order barring private businesses who do contract work for the government from engaging in what the government considers to be “discrimination” on the basis of “sexual orientation and gender identity” in their private employment policies. As I pointed out in an earlier Daily Signal article, “discrimination” on the basis of “gender identity” can be something as simple as having a bathroom policy...
  • New York City Lets You Choose From 31 Different Gender Identities

    05/24/2016 1:49:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | May 24, 2016 | Peter Hasson
    Individuals living in New York City can choose from a minimum of 31 different gender identities, many of which allow them to fluctuate between some version or combination of male or female identities. Businesses that don’t respect and accommodate an individual’s chosen gender identity risk incurring six-figure fines under rules implemented by the city’s Commission on Human Rights. The list of protected gender identities is available online and includes options such as “gender bender,” “two spirit,” “third sex,” “androgynous,” “gender gifted,” and “pangender.” A city official speaking on background confirmed to The Daily Caller that all of the listed identities...
  • What's really behind America's transgender mania?

    05/15/2016 4:17:01 PM PDT · by HomerBohn · 84 replies
    WND ^ | 5/15/2016 | David Kupelian
    EDITOR’S NOTE: With the U.S. economy on life support, record numbers of illegal aliens invading the nation, and ISIS targeting the American homeland with mass-casualty attacks, the Obama administration has made transgender rights – which Vice President Joe Biden calls “the civil rights issue of our time” – an urgent focus of its final months. However, spurred on by reports of an 8-year-old girl being strangled unconscious by a 33-year-old man in a girls’ restroom Friday, Americans are pushing back. Obama’s just-announced school edict mandating transgender bathrooms for the entire nation’s children is being met with fierce resistance. Target Corporation’s...
  • This fight has be to waged in the bathroom

    05/13/2016 6:06:52 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 79 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | May 13, 2016
    Obama administration orders schools to accommodate transgender students Directive says kids have right to use bathroom that matches gender identity Issue is likely to be sorted out in the courts, but it’s a bold stand for equality
  • Lawmakers demand Census ask about sexual orientation, gender identity

    04/27/2016 9:34:43 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 79 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 27, 2016 | Stephan Dinan
    The Census should be demanding more information about “gender identity,” leading liberal lawmakers said Wednesday, asking the agency to start including more probing questions to get at the increasingly complex family dynamics in America. “Many federal data collection instruments gather respondents’ race, ethnicity, sex, marital status and other personal demographic information. However, most of these instruments do not include direct measures of respondents’ sexual orientation or gender identity,” Rep. Raul Grijalva and Sen. Tammy Baldwin said in a letter they led, and which was co-signed by dozens of their Democratic colleagues.
  • College Kids Say the Darndest Things: On Identity

    04/19/2016 8:25:12 PM PDT · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 6 replies
    Youtube ^ | 04/13/2016 | Family Policy Institute of Washington
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  • New York City unveils new rules on gender discrimination

    12/21/2015 7:48:36 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 45 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 21, 2015 5:56 PM EST | Michael Balsamo and Jennifer Peltz
    Restaurant owners can't require ties for male diners only. Gyms can't tell clients which locker room to use. And in most cases, an employer can't put "John" on a worker's ID if she prefers "Jane." New York City's Human Rights Commission is establishing what advocates called some of the most powerful guidelines nationwide on gender-identity discrimination, releasing specifics Monday to flesh out broad protections in a 2002 law. "Today's guidance makes it abundantly clear what the city considers to be discrimination," which can lead to fines of up to $250,000, Commissioner Carmelyn P. Malalis said in a statement. Officials said...
  • Hillary Says Gender Is A Social Construct,But We Must Have A Female President

    11/04/2015 4:17:14 PM PST · by Biggirl · 40 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | November 4, 2015 | Ben Shapiro
    The city of Houston decided on Tuesday not to engage in the mass delusion that says that men are women and women men. The 2-1 vote not to allow biological men to use female bathrooms, and not to force employers to continue paying employees who decide to impersonate members of other sexes on the job, is a welcome breath of fresh air.
  • Feminization of America Is Bad for the World

    11/03/2015 8:17:49 AM PST · by Kaslin · 46 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 3, 2015 | Dennis Prager
    Last week the New York Times published an article, "Sweeping Away Gender-Specific Toys and Labels," that contained three sentences that explain one of the most important phenomena in American life. In discussing the increasing move to do away with gender-specific toys something the New York Times approves of the article quoted Tania Missad, the "director of global consumer insights" at one of the world's largest toy manufacturers, Mattel: "Mattel's research showed some differences in what girls and boys wanted in their action figures, Ms. Missad said. 'For boys it's very much about telling a story of the good guy killing...
  • A question about Gender Identity...

    10/08/2015 9:38:14 AM PDT · by MNDude · 39 replies
    I was just in a conversation with a business partner who has been working on making a large sale to a liberal state out east. I asked him if he got the sale yet and he told me "yes, I got the sale with requirements. I must prove that my business is "woman owned" in order to close on the sale. So I have been working on the paperwork to give my wife ownership of my business." Yes, it's that insane, that a major factor of the state of buying is based on the owner of the business. But, my...
  • Forcing Girls To Share A Bathroom With A Gender-Confused Boy Is Abuse

    09/03/2015 3:44:24 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 53 replies
    The Blaze ^ | September 2, 2015 | Matt Walsh
    Yes, the females with female anatomies and XX chromosomes, who’ve been using girl locker rooms and girl bathrooms their entire lives, should be the ones to relocate to different facilities. We have no problem telling them to suck it up or go pee somewhere else, but for Perry we must move mountains. On the scales of justice, one gender-confused boy outweighs several hundred girls. This is how things work in our enlightened society. Now hundreds of concerned citizens are organizing a counter protest for later this week, hoping to finally intimidate and silence any girl who might still have the...
  • HRC’s ‘Gender Inclusive Classrooms’ Guide: Say ‘Friends’ or ‘Students’ Instead of Girls and Boys

    08/18/2015 3:00:07 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 31 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | August 17, 2015 | Lauretta Brown
    (CNSNews.com) – To help “create a classroom where students aren’t limited based on gender stereotypes,” teachers should address classes using words like “friends or “students” rather than girls and boys, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) advises in a new back-to-school guide.The first tip suggested by the HRC’s Welcoming Schools Initiative is for teachers to avoid using gender to “divide and address students.” The guide claims that separating students for activities according to gender “can leave some students feeling out-of-place, making them distracted or isolated and not able to focus on learning.”The guide recommends finding new, inventive ways of dividing students...
  • New York: Kindergarten teachers should call ‘transgender’ children by preferred gender

    07/28/2015 8:52:51 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 34 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 7/27/15 | Dustin Siggins & John Jalsevac
    SODUS, NY, July 27, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) -- Boys or girls who suffer from gender dysphoria must be allowed to use the bathrooms and change rooms of the opposite sex if they wish to do so, according to new guidance from the New York State Department of Education (NYDE).The document also clarifies that while schools can make “unisex” facilities available to such students, such facilities “should never be forced upon students, nor presented as the only option." Furthermore, schools should generally accept any student's stated preferred gender without question.The advice is just one of the more controversial sections of the document,...
  • Virginia School Board Votes to Teach Seventh Graders about ‘Gender Identity’

    07/02/2015 11:15:33 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | July 2, 2015 | 10:14 AM EDT | Lauretta Brown
    Beginning in seventh grade, public school students in the Virginia suburbs outside Washington, D.C., will be taught about “sexual orientation terms,” including heterosexuality, homosexuality, bisexuality—“and the gender identity term transgender,” according to a newly adopted sex education curriculum. The Fairfax County School Board voted last week to adopt the controversial new “Family Life Education Curriculum.” The meeting was crowded with angry parents, many of whom spoke out against the sudden changes. …
  • The truth about AUTOGYNEPHILIA (Bruce Jenner problem?)

    Bruce Jenner is a raging autogynephile! Great article that cuts through the "gender identity" BS and tells what's really happening.
  • Proposed Minnesota Policy Would Allow Student Athletes to Choose Teams Based on ‘Gender Identity’

    12/01/2014 2:52:32 PM PST · by PROCON · 34 replies
    dailysignal.com ^ | Dec. 1, 2014 | Kate Scanlon
    Minnesota high schools may soon be affected by a proposed policy that would allow students to participate in sports based on their gender identity rather than their biological sex. On Dec. 4, the board of directors of the Minnesota State High School League will vote on the policy. According to the draft of the policy, titled “Gender Identity Participation in MSHSL Activities:”
  • It's a government-approved fact that men and women are different

    04/05/2014 11:56:37 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 5 replies
    The Thanks Project ^ | 4/5/14 | Steve Berman
    Based on the study, the differences between men and women, and boys and girls, are biologically programmed. These are not learned differences. What difference does that make? A whole lot. Whether a boy or girl believes they are different from the opposite sex in profound ways, or not, they are different. In profound ways. A movement toward a genderless, and gender-identity-based society is gaining traction, in academia, and in law. The movement is based on the belief that Gender is performative, it is comprised of routinised bodily and speech practices, rather than the manifestation of an ‘inner essence’. This is...
  • Vatican Says Univ. of San Diego Drag Show Caused Scandal, New Show Planned Next Week

    04/03/2014 11:49:42 AM PDT · by NYer · 14 replies
    Cardinal Newman Society ^ | April 3, 2014 | Matthew Archbold
    The Vatican’s Congregation for Education has said that a drag show that occurred last year on the campus of the University of San Diego (USD) caused “scandal,” according to a letter revealed by the group Alumni for a Catholic USD.Nevertheless, the student organization PRIDE at USD will again be hosting a drag show next week called “Celebration of Gender Expression: Supreme Drag Superstar” on the campus of the Catholic institution, according to the group’s Facebook site.“Transgender & Transsexual? Gender expression & gender identity? Drag queen & drag king? What do these terms mean?,” the group asks. “At this Changemaker event,...
  • Parents who dress their daughters in pink are holding back the economy, says minister (UK)

    02/05/2014 4:32:45 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 41 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 7:14PM GMT 05 Feb 2014 | Christopher Hope
    Parents who dress their daughters in pink and force them to play with dolls are holding back the economy, a Government minister has said. Jenny Willott, the Consumer Affairs minister, said that women were being forced into professions that paid less well because of gender stereotyping when they were young children. Girls were often guided into low paying occupations like nursing because of the types of toys they were given to play with. This led to an over-representation of women among nurses—and of men among engineers and physicists. …
  • Teen whose skirt was set ablaze begins surgery

    11/06/2013 4:09:41 PM PST · by KneelBeforeZod · 19 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle. ^ | November 6, 2013 | Henry K. Lee
    Oakland high schooler and gender-identity activist whose skirt was set ablaze on an AC Transit bus was scheduled to begin a series of surgeries Wednesday as Alameda County prosecutors weighed potential charges against a 16-year-old boy arrested on suspicion of assault.
  • ‘Bias’ Against Same-Sex Marriage? A proposed law in San Antonio would set a troubling precedent

    08/15/2013 7:38:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/14/2013 | Katrina Trinko
    In San Antonio, where the mayor is rising Democratic star Julian Castro, a broad new anti-discrimination ordinance under consideration may catch opponents of same-sex marriage in its net, in what opponents consider a disturbing infringement on liberty of conscience. The ordinance would prohibit bias toward people on account of sexual orientation. Opponents are concerned that opposition to same-sex marriage or other viewpoints about homosexuality would be considered bias. “If you, for instance, oppose same-sex marriage, that’s going to be interpreted as opposing someone based on sexual orientation,” explains Jeff Mateer, general counsel for the Liberty Institute, an organization that focuses...
  • ‘Changing gender should be as easy as changing car numberplate’ (Sweden)

    05/13/2013 4:08:24 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 13.05.13 @ 00:09 | Honor Mahony
    Next week, the Swedish parliament is expected to pass a law abolishing a requirement for people changing their legal gender to be sterilized. The move follows a high level and at times bitter debate about a four-decade old law that pitted equality activists against conservative politicians. The activists argued that the 1972 law—making Sweden one of the first countries in the world to allow legal gender change—breached human rights. Opponents objected to possible situations where a person born as a woman, changes her legal identity to become a man, then gets pregnant. … For transgender people everywhere, Argentina currently sets...
  • Parents keep child's gender secret

    05/22/2011 9:02:58 AM PDT · by massmike · 60 replies
    parentcentral.ca ^ | 05/22/2011 | n/a
    “So it’s a boy, right?” a neighbour calls out as Kathy Witterick walks by, her four month old baby, Storm, strapped to her chest in a carrier. Witterick smiles,comments on the sunny spring day, and keeps walking. She’s used to it. The neighbours know Witterick and her husband, David Stocker, are raising a genderless baby. But they don’t pretend to understand it. Witterick and Stocker believe they are giving their children the freedom to choose who they want to be, unconstrained by social norms about males and females. “What we noticed is that parents make so many choices for their...
  • Parents keep child's gender secret

    05/23/2011 8:59:48 PM PDT · by rightly_dividing · 76 replies
    parentcentral.ca ^ | May 21, 2011 | Jayme Poisson
    “So it’s a boy, right?” a neighbour calls out as Kathy Witterick walks by, her four month old baby, Storm, strapped to her chest in a carrier. See more family photos. Each week the woman asks the same question about the baby with the squishy cheeks and feathery blond hair. Witterick smiles, opens her arms wide, comments on the sunny spring day, and keeps walking. She’s used to it. The neighbours know Witterick and her husband, David Stocker, are raising a genderless baby. But they don’t pretend to understand it.
  • Parents keep child’s gender under wraps

    05/24/2011 3:04:34 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 19 replies · 1+ views
    When many couples have a baby, they send out an email to family and friends that fills them in on the key details: name, gender, birth weight, that sort of thing. (You know the drill: "Both Mom and little Ethan are doing great!") But the email sent recently by Kathy Witterick and David Stocker of Toronto, Canada to announce the birth of their baby, Storm, was missing one important piece of information. "We've decided not to share Storm's sex for now--a tribute to freedom and choice in place of limitation, a stand up to what the world could become in...
  • Puberty blocker for children considering sex change

    04/15/2011 8:01:57 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 27 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | April 15, 2011 | Richard Alleyne
    Children as young as 12 are to be allowed drugs to block puberty while they decide whether to have a sex change, it has been revealed. The monthly injection suspends the onset of adulthood so that young people confused about their gender can be sure of any decision before they take on too many masculine or feminine features. Supporters say that the "window" prevents a great deal of mental and physical anguish caused by the maturing of sex organs, facial hair growth and changes in the voice. But critics argue it only prolongs the agony and can prevent people "growing...
  • Deval Patrick signs 'bathroom bill', sets off 'firestorm'

    02/18/2011 7:32:14 AM PST · by LostInBayport · 32 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | February 18, 2011 | Hillary Chabot
    In a move blasted by opponents as an “end run” around lawmakers, Gov. Deval Patrick yesterday quietly signed a controversial transgender rights executive order, called the bathroom bill by critics, making it illegal to discriminate against state workers on the basis of “gender identity.” “This is going to set off a firestorm, and it’s certainly something the governor should have given us a heads up on,” said House Minority Leader Bradley H. Jones (R-North Reading). Patrick signed the changes with no announcement. The measure was a major issue during Patrick’s tough re-election battle last year. The executive order, unlike a...
  • Salt Lake County approves anti-bias laws

    12/16/2009 9:29:37 AM PST · by Colofornian · 37 replies · 833+ views
    Deseret News ^ | Dec. 16, 2009 | Arthur Raymond
    SALT LAKE CITY — As predicted earlier this week, Salt Lake County followed in the footsteps of its largest city Tuesday in passing, unanimously, two new laws that create protections against discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. The pair of statutes was modeled after ordinances adopted by Salt Lake City last month that also passed their council panel without a dissenting vote. While some county GOP council members took a hard stance against a proposal that extended insurance benefits to same-sex partners earlier this year, the anti-bias measures were roundly supported. Republican Councilman Jeff Allen, who opposed extending...
  • Beware the “Science” in Sex Education

    08/04/2009 6:25:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies · 1,415+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | August 4, 2009 | Dr. Miriam Grossman
    The House of Representatives has approved an addition to the healthcare reform package. It calls for the creation of a “Healthy Teen Initiative”, and allocates $50 million to so-called “comprehensive” sex education. “This was a vote to bring science back into government”, said James Wagoner, president of Advocates For Youth and a leader of the coalition that promoted the amendment. The committee, he continued, “has taken an important step toward ensuring young people get the critical sexual health information they need to make responsible decisions about their lives.” Mr. Wagoner’s statement is astonishing, because Advocates for Youth’s sexual education curricula...
  • LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, AND TRANSGENDER PRIDE MONTH, 2009 [PROCLAMATION]

    06/01/2009 10:21:16 PM PDT · by Cindy · 80 replies · 2,509+ views
    Note: The following text is a quote: THE BRIEFING ROOM THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary ___________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release June 1, 2009 LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, AND TRANSGENDER PRIDE MONTH, 2009 - - - - - - - BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION Forty years ago, patrons and supporters of the Stonewall Inn in New York City resisted police harassment that had become all too common for members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community. Out of this resistance, the LGBT rights movement in America was born. During LGBT Pride...
  • Check "Boy" or "Girl"

    12/11/2008 8:29:00 PM PST · by history_48 · 16 replies · 799+ views
    Modern Conservative ^ | December 11, 2008 | Gina L. Diorio
    by Gina L. Diorio, M.A.The age-old question, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” has just taken on a whole new meaning. Forget the myriad options ranging from teacher and engineer to actor or electrician. Now, the biggest decision may be down to two choices: boy or girl.Yes, seriously.This week, the near-century-old Endocrine Society recommended that children suffering from gender identity disorders be given hormones to block puberty in order to give the kids time to decide which gender they prefer. Specifically, the BBC reports that the guidelines state: “We recommend that adolescents who fulfil [sic] eligibility...
  • Byron York: Kennedy’s defense priorities (“perceived” gender identity)

    09/27/2007 4:52:17 PM PDT · by Jean S · 6 replies · 174+ views
    The Hill ^ | 9/27/07 | Byron York
    What is the critical issue in our wartime debate over defense reauthorization? You might think it’s how many U.S. troops should remain in Iraq in the coming year. Or how much we spend on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Or what rest, training and equipment our forces will be given. Of course, those things are important. But the critical issue? Well, anyone who’s listened to Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.) would know the answer: It’s whether we should include the phrase “gender identity” in the definition of protected classes under our hate-crime laws. Huh? While most senators were concentrating on...
  • Supporting Boys or Girls When the Line Isn’t Clear (BARF ALERT?)

    12/01/2006 9:29:24 PM PST · by fgoodwin · 42 replies · 1,368+ views
    NY Times ^ | December 2, 2006 | PATRICIA LEIGH BROWN
    Until recently, many children who did not conform to gender norms in their clothing or behavior and identified intensely with the opposite sex were steered to psychoanalysis or behavior modification. But as advocates gain ground for what they call gender-identity rights, evidenced most recently by New York City’s decision to let people alter the sex listed on their birth certificates, a major change is taking place among schools and families. Children as young as 5 who display predispositions to dress like the opposite sex are being supported by a growing number of young parents, educators and mental health professionals. Doctors,...
  • Airhead U

    09/07/2006 2:18:51 PM PDT · by JSedreporter · 8 replies · 554+ views
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | September 6, 2006 | Malcolm A. Kline
    In the back-to-school issue of the Chronicle of Higher Education, you can get an unintentionally amusing look at what happens when a progressive educator meets a truly captive audience. “Today is my first day teaching at MCI-Norfolk, a medium-security men’s penitentiary located 50 minutes outside Boston, where Boston University sponsors classes for inmates earning college degrees,” Tracy Slater writes in the September 1st issue of the Chronicle of Higher Education. “My course will be an interdisciplinary seminar: ‘Gender, Identity, and Violence.’” “I'll be teaching a group of men whose individual crimes I neither know nor wish to learn, but I've...
  • Back to School

    08/30/2006 2:04:49 PM PDT · by JSedreporter · 3 replies · 429+ views
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | August 30, 2006 | Malcolm A. Kline
    From kindergarten through college, returning students may not be coming back to more difficult reading, writing and mathematical tasks, but they will be able to ascend to the next level of sensitivity. But to what avail? Gender-Bending Etiquette For example, students may graduate high school not ready to read at college level but they will know what to say to someone who just had a sex-change operation. “There’s news today that students at Batavia High School in New York will be greeted by administrators, counselors, and psychologists when they return on September 6th for forums and question-and-answer sessions about ‘gender...
  • Sexologist's Death Spotlights Lies Behind 'Gender Identity' Theories

    07/24/2006 9:18:13 AM PDT · by Sopater · 27 replies · 1,435+ views
    Agape Press ^ | July 21, 2006 | Jim Brown and Jenni Parker
    (AgapePress) - A pro-family leader says the recent death of prominent psychologist and sexologist Dr. John Money, Ph.D., of Johns Hopkins University highlights the faulty foundations of the so-called "gender identity" movement. After Dr. Alfred Kinsey, Money -- who died earlier this month, one day before his 85th birthday -- was perhaps the best known and most influential sexologist ever. He is said to have laid the foundation for the transgender movement by starting the gender identity program at Johns Hopkins. Bob Knight But critics like Bob Knight of the Culture and Family Institute claim both Kinsey and Money relied...
  • Barbie promoting gender confusion?

    01/03/2006 4:47:36 PM PST · by wagglebee · 60 replies · 2,143+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 1/3/06 | WorldNetDaily
    A third gender choice available to young participants of a poll on the Barbie doll website was changed after initially offering children the options of "I am a Girl," "I am a Boy," and "I don't know" – eliciting charges that Mattel, the company that owns Barbie, is intentionally promoting gender confusing among kids. Barbie poll's original options. Apparently due to the criticism, the third gender option has now been changed to "I don't want to say." Concerned Women for America, or CWA, believes by including the "I don't know" choice the company was promoting the homosexual agenda. "It's...
  • U.S. Court Says It’s Okay for Men to Come to Work in a Dress and to Shower with Female Co-Workers

    08/16/2005 12:20:07 PM PDT · by NYer · 147 replies · 3,612+ views
    LifeSite ^ | August 16, 2005
    HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, August 16, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A Pennsylvania court has opened the door for men who believe they are women to come to work in a dress and to use the women’s restroom and shower facilities. The decision by the Commonwealth Court, which upheld a lower court ruling mandating that “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” be added to the Allentown (Pennsylvania) human relations ordinance, is being decried as an “outrage” by a traditional values group.According to the American Family Association of Pennsylvania (AFA of PA), this is not something that the majority of citizens in Allentown want and is...
  • The Wisdom to Know the Difference: Is Sexual Identity Malleable?

    06/15/2005 11:28:49 AM PDT · by Mr. Silverback · 36 replies · 1,639+ views
    Breakpoint with Charles Colson ^ | June 15, 2005 | Charles Colson
    You see them at night in big cities: men dressed up as women, complete with makeup, jewelry, and high heels. Despite their best efforts, it’s not a pretty sight. Nor is the sight of men who take a more drastic step: undergoing so-called sex-reassignment surgery. When these surgeries were first performed at Johns Hopkins University in the early seventies, one psychiatrist—Paul McHugh—started asking questions about the wisdom of this. After all, the outcomes were not women, but grotesque caricatures of them. When McHugh became psychiatrist-in-chief in 1975, he decided to test the claim that men who underwent sex-change surgery were...
  • Casting doubt on gender theory

    01/23/2004 8:44:00 AM PST · by jaime1959 · 35 replies · 504+ views
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 1/22/04 | Jonathan Bor
    In a new twist on the age-old question of nature vs. nurture, Johns Hopkins scientists following 14 boys who were surgically altered as infants and raised as girls found that the majority grew up identifying strongly as males. Some of the patients spontaneously took on boys' names and began wearing male clothing before anyone told them the circumstances of their births - while others decided to live as boys once they found out. Warning against sweeping conclusions about the foundations of gender identity, the researchers noted that the study was limited to boys who were "assigned" to the female gender...
  • Rendell bars discrimination against state workers due to gender identity

    07/30/2003 10:41:13 AM PDT · by ZGuy · 29 replies · 289+ views
    AP via PennLive.com ^ | 7/28/03 | PATRICK WALTERS
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Gov. Ed Rendell signed an executive order Monday barring state agencies from discriminating against employees based on their gender identity, a move aimed at protecting the rights of transgendered people and others who identify with a different sex.The executive order adds "gender identity or expression" to the list of attributes that cannot be the subject of discrimination against state employees, a list that already includes race, religion, age, sexual orientation and other criteria.The order applies to about 87,000 state employees who work for state agencies, boards and commissions, Rendell spokesman Tom Hickey said. It will generally affect...
  • California Senate OKs 'gender identity' bill [Hey guy, Nice dress]

    07/25/2003 7:29:10 AM PDT · by ZGuy · 21 replies · 210+ views
    SF Chronicle ^ | July 25, 2003 | Jim Herron Zamora
    <p>A divided state Senate voted along party lines Thursday for a bill banning discrimination against people whose "gender identity" is different from their biological sex at birth.</p> <p>Assembly Bill 196, if signed by the governor, would provide sweeping new rights to transsexuals. It was approved 23-11 with six senators either not voting or not present.</p>