State legislators in New York on Thursday passed a bill to allow New Yorkers to identify their sex on state-issued identification with an “x” and make it easier to change government documents among other changes to civil rights law that LBGTQ groups say is a victory for transgender and non-binary residents.
The Gender Recognition Act passed the New York State Assembly on Thursday, Speaker Carl E. Heastie announced.
“The assembly majority is committed to ensuring that our state is a safe and accepting place of all New Yorkers — this includes ensuring that their government recognizes them and that recognition is reflected on their government IDs and documents,” the Democratic legislator said in a statement.
Along with allowing driver’s license applicants to designate their sex as male, female or “x,” it will also strip the requirement for those who change their name to publish their present name, previous name, place of birth, birthday and address in a newspaper.
It also expands the definition of “totality of circumstances” for a judge to consider risk of violence or discrimination against someone for being transgender or as the subject of domestic violence when determining whether name change papers should be sealed.
According to a 2015 survey by the National Center for Transgender Equality, only 12% of respondents said they were able to have all their ID reflect the name and gender of their preference with 63% stating that none of their IDs bore their preferred name and gender. More than a third or those who showed ID with a name or gender that did not reflect their preference were met with harassment or were denied services, it said.
“The provisions in this bill will make life safer, reduce the stigma and affirm the identities for so many of our friends and neighbors,” Assemblyman Daniel O’Donnell said.
Assemblywoman Jessica Gonzalez Rojas told her colleagues from the floor that the bill will lift barriers to opportunities and has health and financial ramifications for transgender and non-binary individuals.
“It will help trans and non-gender-conforming and non-binary people [have] better access to employment, rent an apartment and even access to healthcare,” she said. “This is also important for trans youth who will be able to with parental permission to change the gender marker on their state IDs as well.”
The passing of the bill to the desk of Gov. Andrew Cuomo was cheered by LGBTQ advocacy groups as being an important step to securing the privacy of members of these marginalized groups as well as protecting their safety and access to rights.
“This bill is not just about securing documents that reflect our identities as transgender, non-binary or intersex people, it’s about securing our safety, our housing, our education our health — in all the situations and places where that ID card or scrap of paper is between us and what we need to survive and thrive,” said Eoghann Renfroe, the policy and communication manager at the Empire Justice Center. “This legislation can serve as a model for other states looking to protect and support their transgender and nonbinary communities.
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Why would one’s sexual perversions give then legal rights?
I Like Blond women, can I get legal rights and protection?
“ensuring that their government recognizes them”
I thought that this was the “United States of America”,
When was the LGBTQ government established?
They r an abomination to GOD. They mock GOD and they will pay. I do not except sodom and Gomorrah. What did GOD do to sodom and Gomorrah?
AND why does 2-4% of the population, get to dictate to the REST< what happens?? ARE we now the tyranny of the minority?!
Since they all want to be so equal, then they may have children in their ” marriage” that only they themselves have produced—no outside fertilization. If they want to be on par with everybody else—fine—when it comes to children, then they themselves must produce them. Let’s see if that helps them to understand the biological reason for male and female and one of the main reasons for heterosexual marriage. Pacifying these people has gone beyond ridiculous.
Oh the days when men were men and women were women. It hasn’t changed one bit in nature—only politically.
How true…I suppose you could say it is a “victory” for those who have no idea who or what they are but for the rest of the population it is a joke! The fact that our elected officials spend their time on this absurdity is further proof that we have the WRONG elected officials!
AND if they can’t have kids themselves, THEN THEY SHOULDN’T be allowed to PUSH their isanity on anyone else’s kids in SCHOOLS and kindergartens.
Definition of “diversity of genders” other than male or female: Diversity of genders defined, is the evil of the communist Democrats / the evil of the devil.
You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies.
There are six things the LORD hates,
seven that are detestable to him:
• haughty eyes,
• hands that shed innocent blood, (I think abortions fall into this)
• a heart that devises wicked schemes,
• feet that are quick to rush into evil,
• a false witness who pours out lies
• and a man who stirs up dissension among brothers.
I do believe that the Democrat Party encourages and supports
all of these things the LORD hates.
“identify their sex on state-issued identification with an “x” ,,,,,,where “X” marks the spot, on the map of America that nobody other than sex obsessed Liberals seem to want to go. No treasure to be found there. Apparently “X” is the new mark of the beast. Or the American National Socialist version of the Jewish star of David, to be worn as a warning of what happens when people are first singled out as useful idiots, and later taken out when no longer needed by the Socialists. Just tattooing an X on their forehead could actually serve to warn people that you are now dealing with a self-god who thinks he has the power to create something other than God’s original working design. Yep, might just make a good mark of the beast after all as a warning to others of sane minds to stay away. The Demons who usually work in disguise will soon change back to their deceptive tactics faster than a Biden on the border, when they see the political results of such foolishness. It’s about as disoriented as Nancy Pelosi trying to look like she is 22 years old. Their “X’s”Will glean about the same useful results when reality bites.
So now the once great State of NY is codifying delusional thoughts/activity and forcing all residents to acknowledge the delusions.
This is a “victory” for insanity.
Insanity has been winning a hell of a lot in the past 10 years then.
You are XX or XY at conception. X? only exists in their fantasy wetdreams.
Another state caves to the absurd.
THIS IS Neuova Yucky.. OF course they’d cave to the leftist insanity… THEY PROBABLY STARTED it.
A major aspect of the radical left’s “transformation” of American society is the elimination of the distinctions between God and man, male and female, parent and child, family and government, patriot and traitor, law-abiding citizen and criminal, as well as good and evil. In the left’s delusional reality where the concepts that were essential to the creation and growth of western civilization are rendered meaningless, the resulting confusion allows many citizens’ beliefs to be easily manipulated by a repressive government like that of the Biden-Harris Administration. Power-hungry leftists realize that when you control the narrative, you control the people. It’s time we push back against this semantic nonsense to regain control of our language and our nation’s future.
Pedophiles are people too, they need protections, mainly against parents of their targets.
GIve the left time.. I am sure they are working on making pedos the next protected group..
New York = California = STUPID WORTHLESS IDIOTS THAT WASTE RESOURSES FOR NORMAL PEOPLE.
This is not a victory for LGBTQ rights, this is a victory for Marxism. Because we have not taught our children well over the past 50 years or so, Marxism has slowly crept into our institutions, especially our education institutions. The tenets of Marxism is to destroy any sense of what is “normal”, to keep changing the meaning of words so that up is down and one is never sure of what is “acceptable” any longer. Every institution from the family to religion to culture must be destroyed and oppressor/oppressed conflicts must be instigated in order to foment a revolution to destroy society as we know it. The legislatures promoting CRT. equity and wokeness (all term’s used by the Communist Party) are the useful idiots that Marx, Engels and Alinsky all love to brag about. I don’t know how these people can claim to uphold the Constitution, when, everyday, they work hard to tear it asunder.
A logical extension would be requiring police searches of the X-gendered by like gendered officers. This would create deployment mismatches and employment opportunity. Expect promotions to be involved.
So that would then mean the cops, need to have every ‘gender’ represented in the police force.
Your born either male or female, what you do after that is YOUR business, not mine! What a waste of tax payers dollars.
It is plain insane that people are willing to become something that they are not through a mutational process, and a disgrace to the medical profession by providing the treatments to satisfy such perversions of the mind.
So if a male gets arrested and sentenced for rape, and he/she identifies as female, does he/she go to a all female prison?
Heck, since “IT” identifies as a She, can IT even get charged with rape, since MOST states still have it on the books, that ONLY MEN are guilty of rape!?