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    Re: Should getting a sex change be legal?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sanitas View Post
    We all had different opinions. I thought that it should stay legal, but not necessarily encouraged.
    The government shouldn't encourage or discourage anything. It's best for them to stay neutral on personal matters.

    Another thought they were immoral, not a natural right, and technology shouldn't be advanced in this topic.
    Many people would see it as immoral, but it is not the government's job to dictate what the individual can do with their body. As long as it isn't hurting anyone other then the person getting the operation (which it isn't) it should stay legal.

    Another thought there wasn't much wrong with it.
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    Keep it legal. This is between the individual and the surgeon.

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    Re: Should getting a sex change be legal?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
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    Bigotry can be defined as narrow mindedness, bias or the intolerance of others beliefs. So yes this definition most certainly applies to the pro-homosexual crowd.
    Maybe to some. It would appear that you are content to paint with a broad brush.
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    Re: Should getting a sex change be legal?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sanitas View Post
    Me and 2 of my friends had a conversation about this topic.

    We all had different opinions. I thought that it should stay legal, but not necessarily encouraged. Another thought they were immoral, not a natural right, and technology shouldn't be advanced in this topic. Another thought there wasn't much wrong with it.

    What is your opinion?
    Getting a sex change is perfectly legal in the United States.

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    Re: Should getting a sex change be legal?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr_Patrick View Post
    It's only blatantly obvious to you and your ilk..
    So you are admitting that your ilk lacks any common sense or any ability to make a sound judgment? It is mighty big of you to admit that your mistakes and flaws.

    And yes, psychological disorders are complex enough that one would need expertise in order to make an accurate assessment as to whether transgendered people are mentally ill or not.
    Not all mental disorders are complex enough to need expertise to make the sound judgment that someone is insane. People who think they are the wrong gender is known as gender identity disorder, insane is defined as mentally disordered. Even without a dictionary one can tell that since it is not normal to go around thinking you are the wrong gender or wrong species then it is a mental disorder/insanity.
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    Re: Should getting a sex change be legal?

    Of course it should be legal. It's a medical procedure which has been proven to effectively treat a medical condition (Gender Dysphoria). We might as well ban insulin or anti-depressants.
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    Re: Should getting a sex change be legal?

    Of course it should be legal, and society should accept the new sex of the operated (by not discriminating in employment, recognizing the new sex as the person's legal sex etc.). Sex change does no harm to anyone - on the opposite it allows people to physically become the gender they mentally are and thus helps people. The immoral thing to do about sex change would thus be to ban it or try to prevent it.

    Of course people should not just be able to come in from the street and get a sex change. As it is a non-reversible procedure they should receive competent councelling so that the doctors will know that the person is mentally stable enough to make the choice and so that the person will know what the consequences will be.
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    Re: Should getting a sex change be legal?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    So you are admitting that your ilk lacks any common sense or any ability to make a sound judgment? It is mighty big of you to admit that your mistakes and flaws.
    Nice try. It's only deemed as "common sense" by you and your ilk because it is your opinion, which amounts to nothing really. The same goes for your assertion that it is a mental illness.

    Not all mental disorders are complex enough to need expertise to make the sound judgment that someone is insane. People who think they are the wrong gender is known as gender identity disorder, insane is defined as mentally disordered. Even without a dictionary one can tell that since it is not normal to go around thinking you are the wrong gender or wrong species then it is a mental disorder/insanity.
    In this case, I think I'll trust someone who actually has expertise rather than someone who is championing their opinion as "common sense".

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    Re: Should getting a sex change be legal?

    I think it is naive to say it is a purely victimless act (think in the case of established families, it's quite emotional for some people), but why on earth would you want it to be illegal? If people really desire the change, feel that their identity would be best created in such a way, they should be allowed to do so.
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    Re: Should getting a sex change be legal?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sanitas View Post
    Me and 2 of my friends had a conversation about this topic.

    We all had different opinions. I thought that it should stay legal, but not necessarily encouraged. Another thought they were immoral, not a natural right, and technology shouldn't be advanced in this topic. Another thought there wasn't much wrong with it.

    What is your opinion?
    considering overpopulation, YES - when god created a man in his image he didnt recognize that image was so good that they will start to multiply to the point where he will lose track of them all.
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    Re: Should getting a sex change be legal?

    People, PEOPLE! Why the freaking **** shall a sex change be legal?

    There is absolutely no reasonable argument in favor of it... Its not natural like some claim homosexuality is, its not reasonable, and until recently was not possible.

    Are you people out of your minds? You really think a sex change should be legal? WHY????????????????
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