Houston Equal Rights Ordinance (H.E.R.O.)



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Ironically, when you think about it, the activists are actually asking us to make distinctions (i.e., discriminate) on the basis of self-declared gender identity instead of on sex, whether it be in bathrooms, locker rooms, or paperwork.  Be that as it may, it does seem that many people only need to hear the words “equality” and “discrimination” to sign up for any new notion under the sun without further examination.  Here we present questions that seemed to have been left unanswered in the rush by so many to prove their inclusion and diversity bona fides, regarding the creation of a new protected class.


1.     Are Sex/Gender Differences Real?  Why is it that the militant LGBT (formerly GLBT) and leftist progressives say that all male/female differences are a “social construct” (i.e., not real), EXCEPT when they are in the mind of a transgender person?  Ever notice that these militant activists consider being masculine or feminine sexist, but not when it’s a transgender person saying he/she has to act and feel differently than his/her biological sex?  (Incidentally, when it comes to biological sex differences, on this both science and religion agree: they are real - and they are spectacular.)


2.     Why Protected as a Class?  On what existing moral or scientific basis are we defining transsexuals (now referred to as transgender), as a protected class?  Why other people with conditions are not also protected classes?  In other words, why are transsexuals not already covered under laws providing special accommodations for disabled or folks with medical conditions, and instead get this special class protection that people with weight problems, physical deformities, or other body dysphorias don’t get?  If this is a class, why not offer the same protections for short people, unattractive people, obese people, anorexics, and many more who do suffer documented unfair discrimination?


3.     A Normal Condition? This year the American Psychological Association declared that being transgender is a “normal” condition.  How can such a rare condition that can demand drastic, life-long, technologically advanced medical treatments only available in the last few decades, a condition based on the misalignment of body and mind (real or imagined) be “normal”? Can now ANY condition of any kind ever not be “normal”? By this definition, being born with a cleft lip, unable to hear, or with six fingers, is “normal”.  The truth is psychology is not “hard’ science the way physics or chemistry are.  Is this APA decision actually social engineering advocacy using the cover of science to force one ideology over contrary moral sexual norms?


4.     Transsexuality vs. Other Body Dysphorias? There are many kinds of body ‘dysphorias’ (the state of unease or dissatisfaction with one’s own actual body).  They range from disconnected perceptions of one’s own weight that lead to anorexia, to a condition referred to as “trans-abled” where people feel like they should be missing a limb or be disabled in some way, (and where some even seek to amputate their healthy limbs).  What scientific evidence do we have that transsexuality is different in a healthy and ‘normal’ way when compared against those other dysphorias? Why is the perception of being of a different race than is biologically determined or visible to others (transracial) any less legitimate, especially when racial differences are smaller than sex (now called gender) differences?  And, since when did being compassionate to others’ special conditions mean surrendering all decision-making, moral values on sex, and policy-setting, to the afflicted?


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5.     Heterosexual Modesty not Allowed?  If heterosexuals are told it is silly to care about the sex of the bodies they share intimate spaces with, then why do the transsexuals/transgender care? It is roughly estimated by most scientific authorities that 95-97% of all humans are heterosexual, 3-5% are homosexual, and 0.005% - 0.01% are transsexual.  Why are we required to redefine core sexual mores of our society based on the feelings of a tiny number of people?  Why do transgender feelings get a veto over everyone else’s?


6.     How Do Transgender Know Anyone’s Gender?  If militant GLBT (now LGBT) activists are right, and male/female distinctions are all in the mind, then how do the transgender know what gender are the other people sharing their facilities?  Most of us do it according to what we see.  They do, they say, according to self-identification.  Since the only way to know how someone self-identifies is to ask, how can sharing intimate space with strangers who share the same sexual biology put them under stress, when they don’t even know how the strangers self-identify – unless the transgender are being sexist and transgenderist themselves?


7.     What Are the True Goals of Transgender Prerogatives?  If the goal is to accommodate, then why not simply require that any facility large enough to have multi-person bathrooms to also have one single-person facility for ANYONE that requires added privacy for any reason (unless the goal is not an accommodation, but changing our sexual mores)?  This would cover all the additional categories sure to come up next such as intersexual (formerly called hermaphrodites), and any other even tinier sexual minorities, plus any safety concerns on all sides.  Since when are private businesses required to provide bathrooms that make people feel “included” according to how militant GLBT (sorry – LGBT) activists define that, and contrary to what the owners believe are actual facts of scientific biology and their moral values?


8.     Who Is Changing the Language?  Who is telling the media and government what terms to use?  Anyone notice how suddenly most media outlets started using “transgender” in the last two-three years, which implies agreement with the notion of male/female distinctions are separate from actual biology?  Until recently “gender” used to be a grammatical term, not an actual human classification.  Yet, how is it that government forms everywhere have been changed to say “gender” instead of “sex”?  And even if we discover that gender identities that do not correspond with outward biological sexual characteristics are genetically immutable, what does that have to do with how we decide to identify or classify people?  Did anyone vote on this? 




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