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  • The Abolition of Man and Woman. If each of us is defined by a ‘gender identity’ related only arbitrarily to sex, we are all transgender now.

    06/25/2020 11:16:12 AM PDT · by karpov · 38 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | June 24, 2020 | David Crawford and Michael Hanby
    A commonplace assumption of American liberalism, that courts merely preside over contests of rights, conceals the judiciary’s limitless power to decide questions of truth without thinking deeply or even honestly about them. Bostock v. Clayton County is a case in point. The ruling holds that sexual orientation and “identity” are included in the definition of “sex” under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Writing for the majority, Justice Neil Gorsuch claims it is a narrow ruling about sex discrimination in employment, leaving concerns like locker rooms and religious liberty for future litigation. Underneath this false modesty lies...
  • On the anniversary of Title IX, are women's sports in jeopardy?

    06/23/2020 6:09:40 AM PDT · by george76 · 48 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/23/20 | Jennifer C. Braceras
    Tennis legend Martina Navratilova, the winner of 18 Grand Slam singles titles, has noted that, when it comes to competitive athletics, “sex segregation is the only way to achieve equality for girls and women.” That is because, on average, males are stronger, faster, and more powerful than females. And, yet, with the stroke of a pen, the United States Supreme Court last week called into question the legality of all sex-specific athletic teams. ... Many civil rights activists cheered the holding as a victory for the LGBTQ+ community. And, indeed, it is. ... Suppose, for example, a male student fails...
  • Watch CBSN Live Arrest warrant issued in murder of Dominique Fells, Philadelphia black transgender woman killed in "heartless and cruel" slaying

    06/19/2020 7:53:14 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 31 replies
    CBS News ^ | 06/10/2020
    An arrest warrant has been issued in the murder of Dominique "Rem'mie" Fells, a Philadelphia black transgender woman. Authorities believe 36-year-old Akhenaton Jones is responsible for Fells' murder, according to CBS Philadelphia. Fells' family is hoping anyone who knows Jones' whereabouts will come forward. "Turn him in! This was a gruesome death," Fells' aunt, Germyce Williams, told CBS Philadelphia. "How anybody could do this to another human being is just so heartless and cruel. No mother should have to go through this, and I'm speaking for my sister-in-law.
  • Exclusive: Man Tried To Share His Regrets About Transgender Life. YouTube Censored It

    06/19/2020 8:06:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    The Federalist ^ | June 19, 2020 | Emily Jashinsky
    'Our hate speech policy prohibits videos which assert that someone’s sexuality or gender identity is a disease or a mental illness,' YouTube said in a statement. Information provided exclusively to The Federalist shows YouTube removed a Heritage Foundation video featuring testimony from a former transgender-identifying woman for violating the company’s hate speech policy. YouTube confirmed the decision in a Thursday email to The Federalist.Now Heritage is fighting back with a new video, released first to The Federalist, in which Federalist contributor Walt Heyer doubles down.“I said that children suffering from gender dysphoria should not be encouraged to try experimental hormones...
  • Congressional Democrats sign letter to Education Department demanding biological men be allowed to compete in female sports

    06/18/2020 12:14:50 PM PDT · by kevcol · 36 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 18, 2020 | Andrew Mark Miller
    Twenty-eight Democrats, including Connecticut Sen. Richard Blumenthal, have added their names to a letter sent to the Department of Education after it ruled that public schools that allow biological males to play girls sports are violating Title IX, according to the Daily Caller News Foundation. “The decision of the Department of Education to issue a determination targeting transgender student athletes on the eve of Pride Month is not coincidental,” one of the signers, Rep. Jahana Hayes, said in a statement. “It is a transparent example of their campaign against the rights and dignity of LGBTQ+ children.” The letter comes in...
  • Shocking SCOTUS Decision Shockingly Written by Gorsuch

    06/16/2020 10:20:54 AM PDT · by stars & stripes forever · 101 replies
    Illinois Family Institute ^ | 6/16/2020 | Laurie Higgins
    In a shocking U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) decision, Justice Neil Gorsuch voted with the axis of evil—that is, with Chief Justice John Roberts, and Justices Stephen Breyer, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Elena Kagan, and Sonia Sotomayor. In Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia, the axis of evil decided that in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the word “sex” includes “sexual orientation” and “gender identity”—both subjectively constituted conditions. As a result, the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits discrimination in employment based on “race, color, religion, sex, and national origin,” now prohibits employers from firing employees who self-identify...
  • Neil Gorsuch slapped conservatives by creating new gay rights

    06/16/2020 9:40:54 AM PDT · by AnotherUnixGeek · 31 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 15, 2020 | Josh Hammer
    What we need is a more forceful conservative legal movement, just as willing as the left to make moral arguments in court, based on principles of justice, natural law (the rules embedded in our very nature as human beings), the common good and the religious and moral traditions underlying Anglo-American constitutional order.
  • WATCH: Orthodox Jews Cut Open Bill de Blasio’s Locked Parks

    06/15/2020 6:08:58 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 41 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 15 Jun 2020 | Joel B. Pollak
    Orthodox Jews used bolt cutters Monday to cut through gates that had been welded shut by New York City authorities earlier in the day to prevent children in Jewish neighborhoods from playing, ostensibly because of fears of coronavirus. Mayor Bill de Blasio has continued cracking down on religious observance, and on religious Jews in particular — while supporting large, crowded Black Lives Matter and transgender demonstrations in the city over the past several weeks. The community has been eager to use the parks again, but the city has removed children from them. As Breitbart News reported earlier Monday, the city...
  • NYC Authorities Weld Brooklyn Playground Shut One Day after Massive ‘Black Trans Lives Matter’ Protest

    06/15/2020 5:13:56 PM PDT · by karpov · 15 replies
    National Review ^ | June 15, 2020 | Zachary Evans
    New York City workers were seen welding shut the gates of a playground in Brooklyn on Monday, one day after a demonstration in the borough saw thousands of attendees. On Sunday, thousands gathered at Brooklyn’s Grand Army Plaza for a Black Trans Lives Matter rally. Despite the protests, New York City remains under the “phase 1” stage of the state’s reopening plan, allowing retail businesses to operate curbside pickup while large gatherings are still technically banned. Local observers filmed city park workers welding the gates of Middleton Playground, which is frequented by members of the Hasidic Jewish community in Williamsburg....
  • Thousands rally in Brooklyn for black transgender people

    06/14/2020 7:18:47 PM PDT · by Libloather · 35 replies
    AP via MSN ^ | 6/14/20
    NEW YORK (AP) - Thousands of marchers dressed in white flooded several blocks around the Brooklyn Museum to support human rights for black transgender people Sunday afternoon. Organizers included the Marsha P. Johnson Institute, the Okra Project and Black Trans Femmes in the Arts. Scheduled speakers included transgender activist Raquel Willis, author Ceyenne Doroshow and the family of Layleen Polanco, a transgender woman who died after an epileptic seizure in solitary confinement last June at Rikers Island jail. The march comes days after the reported deaths of two black transgender women, Dominique “Rem'mie” Fells in Philadelphia and Riah Milton in...
  • Gov. Wolf condemns Trump administration’s revoking of LGBTQ healthcare rights

    06/14/2020 1:35:12 PM PDT · by lightman · 34 replies
    Pennlive ^ | 14 Juhe | Hannah Pollock
    Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf and cabinet members of his health and human services agencies collectively condemned the Trump Administration’s revoking of protections for equal access to healthcare because of their sexual orientation or gender identity in a Sunday press release. The Obama-era Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) previously secured the right. “This rule flies in the face of every policy and protection my administration has put in place,” Wolf said. Wolf said the action will put the LGBTQ community at greater risk and is “especially egregious” since it came during a pandemic and on the anniversary of the...
  • Trump administration revokes transgender health protection

    06/14/2020 4:42:29 AM PDT · by mikelets456 · 9 replies
    Fox ^ | 6/12/2020 | Foxx
    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a move applauded by President Donald Trump’s conservative religious base, his administration on Friday finalized a rule that overturns Obama-era protections for transgender people against sex discrimination in health care. The Department of Health and Human Services said it will enforce sex discrimination protections “according to the plain meaning of the word ‘sex’ as male or female and as determined by biology.” This rewrites an Obama-era regulation that sought a broader understanding shaped by a person’s internal sense of being male, female, neither or a combination. LGBTQ groups say explicit protections are needed for people seeking...
  • Transgender: HHS Restores Biology to Sex Discrimination Rules

    06/12/2020 5:54:34 PM PDT · by Morgana · 15 replies
    BREITBART ^ | June 12, 2020 | Neil Munro
    President Donald Trump’s deputies have restored the biology-based definition of sexual discrimination in federal healthcare rules, ending the novel transgender definition, which was inserted by President Barack Obama. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) “will continue to vigorously enforce federal civil rights laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, age, and sex in healthcare, as Section 1557 provides,” according to a statement released by the agency. In its 2016 regulation, the Obama administration redefined “sex discrimination” as “gender discrimination.” But the definition of “gender” that is pushed by transgender activists says that each...
  • U.S. health agency reverses Obamacare transgender protections

    06/13/2020 4:56:31 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 12, 2020 | by Mohammad Zargham
    WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services issued a rule on Friday that would lift anti-discrimination protections under Obamacare for transgender people and women seeking abortions, drawing condemnation from Democratic lawmakers. The rule reverses some provisions of the Affordable Care Act passed during President Barack Obama’s administration, that extended civil rights protections in healthcare to cover areas including gender identity and the termination of a pregnancy. LGBTQ rights groups, Democratic lawmakers and Democratic-controlled states have decried efforts under the administration of Republican President Donald Trump to erode protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer citizens. One...
  • Pa. township official criticized for anti-transgender comment about Dr. Rachel Levine

    06/12/2020 7:26:03 PM PDT · by Morgana · 33 replies
    penn live ^ | June 12, 2020 | John Luciew
    There are calls for resignation and profuse offers of apology after a Pa. township official attacked Pa. health secretary Dr. Rachel Levine’s gender. As KDKA-TV in Pittsburgh reports, it happened in Scott Township, Allegheny County, where Commissioner Paul Abel made these comments during Tuesday night’s commissioner’s meeting broadcast over Zoom: “I’m tired of listening to a guy dressed up like a woman,” said Abel, referring to Levine. The comment came after Abel asked Commissioner Angela Wateska about the “green” phase and what comes after that as the township emerges from the coronavirus lockdown under Pennsylvania’s phased reopening largely being led...
  • Transgender man who gave birth had nurse walk out of delivery because she kept calling him a woman (Barf Alert)

    06/11/2020 1:48:42 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 51 replies
    The Sun ^ | 11 June 2020 | Mollie Mansfield
    Andie Hosch, 23, and his partner decided to try for a baby one year ago - while he was transitioning with the use of hormones and undergoing surgery. "But I started seeing some other transgender people getting pregnant that and I started exploring the idea and unlearning the internalized transphobia that told me I couldn't be a man who could birth a child. "A part of me was me feeling as though I shouldn't want to carry a child because of internalized beliefs about what it means 'to be a man' and that somehow carrying a child invalidated my gender."...
  • J.K. Rowling slammed for defending concept of biological sex: 'It isn't hate to speak the truth'

    06/07/2020 10:57:33 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 64 replies
    "Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling faced another backlash Saturday after issuing a cheeky tweet on sex and gender that opened up a new chapter in her ongoing feud with LGBT advocates. "If sex isn’t real, there’s no same-sex attraction," Rowling tweeted to her 14.5 million followers. "If sex isn’t real, the lived reality of women globally is erased. I know and love trans people, but erasing the concept of sex removes the ability of many to meaningfully discuss their lives. It isn’t hate to speak the truth." Rowling tweeted those comments around 6 p.m. ET. Within an hour, she was...
  • 16-year-old boy shares his story about being forced to be trans by mother

    05/21/2020 12:28:32 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 32 replies
    Sausage Roll ^ | May 20, 2020 | Dianne Anders
    Lucas was only 8 when his mother dressed him in girl’s clothes and sent him to school. “I didn’t know who I was,” he told us in this heartbreaking email. “I have sent this story to many websites and none of them have published it. I feel like I need to share this especially after learning about Desmond. I think our experiences could be very similar, and hopefully this could help some people are going through the same thing,” wrote Lucas. Desmond “Desi” Napoles, 12, is a child drag performer, fashion model, actor, and LGBTQ activist, known by the stage...
  • Video: Cartoon Network Show Is Teaching Kids About “Intersex, Non-Binary” Gender Identities

    05/19/2020 3:40:14 PM PDT · by USA Conservative · 5 replies
    Red State Nation ^ | 05.19.2020 | Sarah Hall
    When groups feel threatened, they retreat into tribalism. When groups feel mistreated and disrespected, they close ranks and become more insular, more defensive, more punitive, more us-versus-them. In America today, every group feels this way to some extent. Whites and blacks, Latinos and Asians, men and women, Christians, Jews, and Muslims, straight people and gay people, liberals and conservatives – all feel their groups are being attacked, bullied, persecuted, discriminated against. Of course, one group’s claims to feeling threatened and voiceless are often met by another group’s derision because it discounts their own feelings of persecution – but such is...
  • Twitch Names Transgender Streamer Who Identifies as Deer to ‘Safety Advisory Council’

    05/18/2020 3:54:36 PM PDT · by kevcol · 32 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | May 18, 2020 | Alexander Hall
    If normal radical liberals in Big Tech weren’t bad enough, Twitch has named a transgender streamer who self-identifies as a deer to be on the platform’s “Safety Advisory Council.” ... In one, Loehr wore antlers while broadcasting and explained: “In my spare time, I go out to my yard, and I, and I prance around. And I eat grass.” While explaining this, Loehr mimed eating grass and described how “it helps me feel, like, in tune with my deer-self.” . . . Loehr claimed the cause of the harassment is merely because "I am different and twitch has platformed me.”...