"A woman is like a teabag, you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water." - Eleanor Roosevelt
Keep your religion out of other people's marriages.
The fact that this has 8 votes of no bothers me....
I generally agree that Transwomen should be treated as women, but I can see where there would be some issues.
For example, a UFC fighter who is a Transwoman: Do you allow them to fight with the women?
Mr. Madison, what you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.
I find it strange the entire discussion is about the locker room.
how are sports handled? Are we saying a transwomen can legally compete with women in professional sports?
I'm pretty ignorant on this issues, but wouldn't' they have a genetic advantage?
"The side that stays within its fortifications is beaten." ~Napoleon
Except for the military combat restriction, all of these issues are better defined by biological sex than by gender. The practical purpose of having separate prisons is so that a person cannot impregnate their cellmate. Gender reassignment surgery doesn't necessarily prevent this from happening, so it would be better to separate prisoners by biological sex. Basing same-sex marriage laws on gender would mean that there is a surgical operation that invalidates a marriage. Obviously this doesn't make sense for many reasons. Neither does allowing public exposure of breasts to be legal if the person defines those breasts as "male" rather than "female". These are some examples of why biological sex is a better criteria for lawmaking than gender.
This relates only to biological sex. Gender is a totally separate thing. It is based on cultural stereotypes that are mostly false. I understand sympathizing with someone who feels like they are the opposite gender, and I have no problem with treating them the way they want to be treated when feasible. That just comes down to human decency. But for legal and practical purposes, biology is better defined and a better practical criteria on almost every issue, and should be used as the basis for our laws rather than gender. This takes nothing away from a trans- person who should be free to live their life as they please, just not redefine biology.
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