Well, it seems that "Autumn" Sandeen has decided to abuse the changes to the rules concerning passports, while playing dumb (or is he really that stupid) about why his new passport will be limited to two years.
Simply put, the government has had a long standing policy that allows those who are traveling overseas for SRS to obtain a temporary two year passport for the purpose of obtaining that surgery. Apparently, the rules have been loosened a bit to remove the specific requirement that one be traveling for surgery, but still there remains a two year limit for those who have not yet had SRS, clearly to allow them to easily travel for that purpose.
Well, of course the radical transgender crowd, like Sandeen, think this gives them license to obtain an ID that is often allowed in place of a birth certificate. So, now Mr. Sandeen can pretend to be a natal woman, while remaining an intact man.
In response to a question, he claims to not know why his deceptive passport will be limited to two years. The answer is simple...it is to allow him to travel to a place like Thailand to have SRS. But, of course, that is not what Mr. Sandeen plans to do. He just wants to have something that falsely claims he is a woman...another chance to revel in his transgender status, imagining himself to be a real woman....with a penis.
Mr. Sandeen needs to realize that a passport that claims he is a female will not make him a woman. It will just make him a man who is lying. And when his two years are up, his passport will end, and he will very possibly find that is it. That he will have had his little fun, but there will be no more.
I fully support the idea of allowing a temporary change to allow for travel for surgery, but all Mr. Sandeen's abuse of this will do is give conservatives more ammunition to oppose even that small favor.
Then again, Mr. Sandeen refuses to see that his antics hurt the chances for repeal of "don't ask. don't tell." Some of the extremists are even starting to push for the repeal of the ban on transgender people being allowed to openly serve. That is an absurd suggestion. While I can where people who have completed transition, and have had full surgery, might be able to serve, the idea of someone like Sandeen demanding to be allowed to serve as a female, while retaining his penis, is absurd. There really are limits, though extremists like Sandeen and his ilk refuse to acknowledge them.
It appears that Mr. Sandeen has decided that he misread the new law. He now plans to fraudulently claim that he has completed his transition, and that he is fully female. Apparently the kooks at NCTE talked to Obama administration into wording things vaguely enough that people can claim that they are fully transitioned when they are not. Never mind that such a change will almost certainly result in a nasty backlash that will wind up hurting true transsexuals when a more conservative president is elected. They will have had their short season of fun pretending to be women, and real women will, again, suffer.