Thursday, November 22, 2007

"Gender identity or Expression" What the hell?

This just in. Executive order.

From the AP:

LANSING, Mich. - Gov. Jennifer Granholm has issued an order that bars discrimination against state workers based on their "gender identity or expression," which protects the rights of those who behave, dress or identify as members of the opposite sex.

The order, which Granholm signed Wednesday, adds gender identity to a list of other prohibited grounds for discrimination that includes religion, race, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, height, weight, marital status, politics, disability or genetic information.

Batting for the other team is one thing. It's not my thing, but I really don't care one way or another about it - but gender identity or expression? What the hell is that supposed to mean? Cross dressing? Guys wearing dresses and going to the woman's bathroom? Its? I don't even want to know.

I have a strong libertarian streak, but my tolerance has a limit. Now I'm not saying that it, whatever it is, should be outlawed, but "Gender identity or expression" is worthy of protection on the same level as religion, race, or national origin - or even sexual orientation?


mensch71 said...

RM, "gender identity" or "gender expression" means that you can't fire someone for being in the middle of a sex change process or for "acting" gay.

I understand your confusion but maybe you could try and learn a bit more before you condemn people.

Justin Gee said...

She should be working on legislation to induce growth and jobs into the state for the "majority" of the people.

This is a puff piece of legislation which may effect 1,000 TG workers. Which is probably the amount of jobs the state loses every day. Shows where her priorities are..