Saturday, June 25, 2011

A Bad Idea From NCTE

A major policy goal for the transgender extremists is to effectively eliminate legal distinctions between sexes.  A major part of this attempt is to make it legal for someone to change their birth certificate without having to actually change their sex.  They want the law to say that women can have penises and men can get pregnant.

The latest attempt at this was written up by "Autumn" Sandeen in a post on Pam's House Blend.  The National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) has issued proposed changes for the model law that most, but not all, states use for their laws regarding such matters:

  • The revised Model Law should allow people to change the sex designation on their birth certificate by submitting the required documentation directly to the vital statistics agency, rather than requiring a court proceeding. This will eliminate the unnecessary costs and other obstacles sometimes associated with going through the state court systems.

  • The revised Model Law should not require proof of specific medical procedures in order to amend birth certificates. Instead, the Model Law should reflect contemporary standards of care, and require only that an individual's physician certify that the individual has completed the treatment the physician deems necessary to achieve gender transition. This change would recognize that different people have different medical needs, and avoid disclosure of any confidential medical information.

  • The revised Model Law should make clear that a new birth certificate should be issued after an individual presents the proper documentation, rather than a birth certificate that shows the original gender designation or states that the gender has been changed.

  • The first and the last suggestions are actually not bad ideas.  It is someone silly to require a court order instead of simply allowing the person to submit documentation to appropriate agency, and issuing a proper birth certificate is also a good idea.  It is the second suggestion that is outrageous.

    The simple fact is, birth certificates record the sex of the person, not the gender.  They indicate whether the person is a male (i.e. having a penis) or a female (i.e. having a vagina).  They have nothing to so with how a person likes to dress, or how they behave.  To suggest that this should be changed without permanent, physical changes is simply absurd.

    Sadly, this sort of insanity from the transgender movement is not unusual.  And as is often the case, it is pursued without consideration for the harm it will bring to true transsexuals.  It is highly unlikely that the changes will be accepted, but it will very possibly cause a backlash that will lead to efforts to increase restrictions on birth certificate changes.  And it can add fuel to claims that SRS is not medically necessary.

    1 comment:

    Not your friend said...

    You can tell by the number of comments over on PHB how many in the LGBT are in support of this proposal. the post has been up for a couple of days now and still not 1 single comment.

    NCTE is h;igh if they think this proposal will have any success. Submitting an order to show cause is not difficult, it's even possible to get the filing fees waved.

    This proposal would have to be passed in each state, one at a time. The federal government doesn't have the grounds to force states to change birth record administration or policy.

    I don't think we have much to worry about with this proposal, I don't think it's going anywhere. It's just another case of Tee-Gee wishful thinking.