Pronouns are now criminalized under the communist New York City mayor Bill de Blasio. There are fines up to a quarter million dollars for certain people who don’t use the proper pronoun when addressing a transgender.
Forcing people to ignore biology and use incorrect pronouns sounds like a violation of our First Amendment rights. Am I wrong? It just has that 1984 feel. Should anyone be telling others what they are allowed to call someone???
Leftists love to categorize people and then pit them against others. In the case of transgenders, they are being held out for special protections, even to the point of what pronouns we are allowed to use when addressing them, and everyone who does not comply is a bigot who will be severely punished.
Political correctness now demands everyone abandon biological constructs and accept the bizarre notion that gender is a fluid notion. You can now be a male or female or whatever on any given day.
In a move so typical, the New York City police state is warning landlords, employers and businesses that it could be against the law to call a transgender woman “him” or “Mr.” when they want to be called a “her”. If you try to keep a man who decides he’s a woman out of the women’s restroom, you are again a potential lawbreaker.
The danger this places women in seems to elude the great warriors for women in the faux war on women.
The New York City Commission on Human Rights has new guidelines and legal protections for transgenders and gender-nonconformists.
We are all supposed to pretend this is normal and go along to stay out of trouble with the authorities.
“Today’s new guidelines strengthen those laws (2002 Transgender Rights Bill) by ensuring that every transgender and gender non-conforming person in New York receives the dignity and respect they deserve,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said in a statement.
Dress codes requiring ties of men and skirts of women are forbidden. Gender-affirming healthcare is required of all employers.
No one wants to see transgenders discriminated against but when they refuse to look halfway normal at work, that should be a problem.
“By issuing some of the strongest and most comprehensive legal guidance in the country, New York City has taken a major step toward ensuring that transgender and gender non-conforming New Yorkers can enjoy dignity, respect and access to opportunity in our city,” said Donna Lieberman, executive director of the New York Civil Liberties Union, a far-left organization always out to ruin the culture.
The new rules:
Intentionally failing to use an individual’s preferred name, pronoun or title. For example, repeatedly calling a transgender woman “him” or “Mr.” when she has made it clear that she prefers female pronouns and a female title.
Refusing to allow individuals to use single-sex facilities, such as bathrooms or locker rooms, and participate in single-sex programs, consistent with their gender identity. For example, barring a transgender woman from a women’s restroom out of concern that she will make others uncomfortable.
Enforcing dress codes, uniforms, and grooming standards that impose different requirements based on sex or gender. For example, enforcing a policy that requires men to wear ties or women to wear skirts.
Failing to providing employee health benefits that cover gender-affirming care or failing to provide reasonable accommodations for individuals undergoing gender transition, including medical appointments and recovery, where such reasonable accommodations are provided to other employees.
If you disobey, you not only face fines of up to $250,000 for these “wanton” acts but compensatory damages to be awarded are limitless.
This is what statism looks like.