In a 28 February 2014 Springfield News-Leader article titled Some on Springfield City Council likely to favor LGBT protection by Jess Rollins we find:
From time to time, Kelly Johnson, chair of the mayor’s commission on human rights, inquires into the status of a proposed Springfield ordinance that would ban discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.It’s been more than 18 months since a vote was postponed; three since a task force released a report with varied recommendations of how council could move forward.
To which this curmudgeon posted the following commentary:
The citizens of Springfield need to be proactive in protecting everyone’s rights; not just a minority. But then again are not women considered a minority? Perhaps we should consider their right to use a public restroom without the fear of sharing that room with a MAN in a dress–what you progressives call a transgendered person. Lets face reality, a man in a dress that thinks he is a woman is not a woman. Some wise post modern philosopher (not me although I wish I had thought of it) recently wrote; “You can sew a cat’s tail on a dog, but its still a dog.” Please take a breath and face reality before its too late!
Dear reader, is it not about time we face reality and admit that a man who wants to be a woman is still a man. Those who are born with Ambiguous genitalia (also known as atypical genitalia) which is a birth defect or birth variation of the sex organs that makes it unclear whether an affected newborn is a girl or boy) deserve our deepest and most sincere concern as does anyone who is born with a birth defect; but let us stop referring to those men born with typical genitalia as women just because they think they are or should have been, a woman. Of course the same applies to ladies who think they ought to have been a man.
Gender identity disorder (GID), also known as gender dysphoria, is a formal diagnosis used by psychologists and physicians to describe people who experience significant dysphoria (discontent) with the sex they were assigned at birth and/or the gender roles associated with that sex.
Until such a time as a general consensus is reached as to permanently resolve gender identity disorder–it is a disorder;
Gender identity disorder is classified as a medical disorder by the ICD-10 CM and DSM-5 (called gender dysphoria)
we need to stop encouraging our children to be something they aren’t and never will be.