The law of unintended consequences appears to have struck again, this time in Colorado, where anyone can apply to have their birth certificate amended to change the record of their biological sex at birth.
If governmental policy allows IDs to contain false, misleading, confusing, or unverified information, a chain reaction of adverse societal consequences will result. Those formerly comfortable in relying on the information disclosed in IDs will be compelled to undertake their own costly, time-consuming, and difficult investigations in order to verify the true nature of the person presenting an ID.
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Inability to rely on the accuracy of the ID information will be of serious, if not critical, concern to most of the population. Examples of those adversely affected by government identification of males as females (and vice versa) are:
1. Parents when vetting potential playmates for their children and when vetting the parents and siblings of proposed playmates. Most parents would not consent for a teen daughter to go overnight camping with a teen transgirl. Parents understand the adverse medical, social, and economic risks and consequences and the social contagion and indoctrination attending the transgender lifestyle.
2. Parents when vetting potential babysitters and companions for their children and when vetting parents of such babysitters and companions. Most parents would not consent for a teen transgirl to babysit a daughter nor permit their daughter to spend time at the home of a transgirl.
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4. Employers (especially medical providers) who desire to confirm the biological sex of prospective employees (when such is a legally permitted qualification). A female patient requested a female nurse for an intimate procedure and was summoned by an “obviously male” staffer with stubble and tattoos, who claimed, “My gender is not male. I’m a transsexual.” The woman declined the procedure.
5. Persons, for whatever reason, seeking relationships only with persons of the same biological sex or only with persons of the opposite biological sex, i.e., a male desiring to date and marry a female who can bear him a child.
6. Persons considering intimate involvement wanting to know the biological sex of the sexual partner because of the extraordinarily high risk of HIV infection attending the transgender lifestyle.
There's more at the link.
It's time this pandering to transsexuals was stopped in its tracks. They have the undoubted right to conduct their private lives as they please, just as you or I do. However, when it comes to deliberate, officially sanctioned public deception, that's another matter entirely. If I had a child who was placed in any of the situations outlined above, I'd be incensed (to put it mildly). It's simply not acceptable, not legitimate, and neither ethically nor morally correct. Disclosure of the facts is basic to trust. If such facts aren't disclosed, and later come to light, trust is destroyed - not to mention the other potential consequences of such deception.
One hopes the people of Colorado will do something to overturn this insanely inappropriate and potentially dangerous policy.