Making it illegal to differentiate between male and female

One of these days horrible things will start happening because of the blurring of sex and the because of the sick and twisted “gender” re-engineering that is going.  We are hurtling toward the brink.

From CNA:

Could it soon be illegal for doctors to believe in male and female?

Washington D.C., Feb 3, 2016 / 03:44 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A current proposal by a federal agency[Imagine my surprise as this comes from the administration of the First Gay President.] has raised concerns that doctors may be punished for believing that there are only two genders, rooted in biological sex.

The proposed rule, issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, says that it is aimed at banning discrimination against transgender individuals under the Obama administration’s Affordable Care Act.  [Has your insurance been cancelled yet?]

Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act cites decades-old federal laws that prohibit any individual from being denied benefits or discriminated against in any health program or federally funded activity on the basis of race, color, nationality, sex, disability and age.

However, the Office of Civil Rights is now interpreting “sex” to include “gender identity” and “sex stereotypes.

The consequences of this change could be wide-reaching.

The proposed regulation defines “sex stereotypes,” in part as “expectations that gender can only be constructed within two distinct opposite and disconnected forms (masculinity and femininity), and that gender cannot be constructed outside of this gender construct (individuals who identify as neither, both, or as a combination of male and female genders).”

Gender identity is defined as “an individual’s internal sense of gender, which may be different from an individual’s sex assigned at birth.”

As a result, doctors and medical institutions could be penalized – or even forced out of business – if they are not willing to perform or facilitate sex reassignment surgeries and other “gender transition” treatments for individuals who identify as transsexual.


Read the rest there.

Terror-Islamic caliphate on the one side.  This B as in B, S as in S on the other.

The proposals in Land Of Promise start sounding pretty good, no matter the challenges.

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  1. Joe in Canada says:

    I think this one is lost already. The next battle will be over parental rights.

  2. Charles E Flynn says:

    Johns Hopkins Psychiatrist: It Is Starkly, Nakedly False That Sex Change Is Possible, by Paul McHugh, MD, University Distinguished Service Professor of Psychiatry at Johns Hopkins Medical School and the former psychiatrist in chief at Johns Hopkins Hospital..

  3. Mark says:

    Yes, my health insurance was cancelled this year. Well, changed actually, but it’s now costing me more out of my pocket and I didn’t get an increase in pay. I work for a large corporation most people have heard of, but I won’t say who.

  4. LarryW2LJ says:

    Pretty soon it will be illegal to insist the sky is blue and the grass is green. This is typical Progressivism. Nuance and blur the details of something to death until it’s no longer recognizable, until what always made sense and what was always obvious is gone. I keep on waiting for the en-masse` “Enough, already!” But it doesn’t seem like that’s going to happen any time soon.

    Whatever happened to “God created mankind in His image; in the image of God He created them;
    male and female He created them.”

    If it was good enough for Moses, it’s good enough for me. The Federal government and all the “educated” enlightened elite can go pound salt.

  5. Susan M says:

    What about the man in England who thinks he’s a parrot? He has had himself tattooed all colors to resemble a parrot. Then there’s the Norwegian woman who thinks she’s a cat. Will it be illegal to differentiate between normal people and people who think they are animals? Or between transgendered bisexual nonbinary cis persons and other gendered people and those who think they are animals? What about people who think they are trees, plants or insects? Will it be illegal to say – no, you are not a butterfly. You are not a parrot, cat, tree, horse, fly or wasp. You are a human person.

  6. Nicholas says:

    I imagine this can be avoided by using the language of “biological male or female,” which is what MD’s should care about anyway.

  7. gracie says:

    Blue Cross Blue Shield cancelled my insurance two weeks after the Affordable Health Care Act was passed. The letter said I now had a choice of wonderful new plans! Whereas before they would ONLY cover any doctor or hospital I chose to go to anywhere in the United States, I now was offered new, improved health plans (gold!, silver!, bronze!) that would cover me ONLY in New Jersey. They wouldn’t even cover me in New York City, where some of my specialists are. So if I need a heart transplant and the best doctor/hospital is in Texas, say, well that’s just too bad because they won’t cover a cent of it (or for the Mayo Clinic, or Johns Hopkins or . . . .). And for this insanely restrictive plan I have the privilege of paying more! I literally cannot stand even to look at you-know-who.

  8. WYMiriam says:

    The only people this news should surprise are those who have lived under a rock for a decade or more. It was only a matter of time — after all, there are places in the world where the push is on — if it isn’t already successfully implemented — to replace “mother” and “father” on birth certificates with “parent 1” and “parent 2”.

    Somebody has got to rein in the current government of the USofA, and it’s not going to be the reigning political party, whether it is called Republicrat or Demican.

    “We the people” need to rise up and throw the rascals out, beginning with nameless, faceless bureaucrats who have nothing at all better to do than to load us down with chains, followed by Congress, which authorized the creation of the regulatory agencies.

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  10. Maltese says:

    Now transgenders can compete in the Olympics:

    I agree with Fr. Z: this is not going to end well (God is patient, and slow to anger, but I’m sure he can’t forever forbear the re-ordering of his creation.) Not even our pagan forebears who invented the games would thus debase themselves.

  11. Atra Dicenda, Rubra Agenda says:

    As a physician in the US, I’ve not experienced or observed any discrimination toward transgendered individuals in my training. There are a number of male to female transgendered patients that have been referred to me for unrelated health issues. I find it useful to define in patient encounter notes this “male to female transgender” status (in most cases it has been transvestitism rather than sexual reassignment) so other health care providers know what they’re walking into before they enter the room. I am not a psychiatrist so I try to address the gender confusion of the patient as little as possible so the issue doesn’t interfere with my ability to help the other medical problems for which the patient is coming to see me.

    I don’t see doctors or hospitals being “penalized or forced out of business” for not performing sex reassignment. This is a bit of journalistic flourish in my opinion. It’s simple to not be surgically trained to do it and to only hire people who are not trained to perform the surgeries. The government cannot “force” a surgeon to do a surgery he isn’t competent to perform. And, it isn’t “discrimination” if you aren’t willing to perform the surgeries on anyone. The surgeon can always say “I dont perform these surgeries and would be uncomfortable being forced to do so because this would bring harm to the patient.” And similarly to IVF…if you don’t perform it on anyone, heterosexual couples nor homosexuality couples, then you can’t be charged with discrimination. The endocrinologists may have a harder time arguing that they are not competent to prescribe estrogen or testosterone for chemical gender transition, however.

  12. Maltese says:

    Altra: we are in the nascent stages of this loony transgender slouch towards Gomorrah. Just google “transgender sues employer.” I have no doubt that doctors who can’t perform a “transitional” gender operation won’t be required to do so. As a lawyer, I’m not required to take a case I’m not competent in. But the day is soon coming when all insurers will have to include transgender coverage. My law school class was the first to include a gender neutral bathroom. And now there is a case where a man was employed by a company, and one day he decided he was a woman, and started using the women’s restroom, even through he wasn’t taking hormone therapy, etc. His employer balked, he sued, and was awarded a hefty settlement. I have a friend, who’s a gay comedian, and will sometimes even wear heels on stage. So, I’m not judging the person. But when we speak of “equal protection,” I think that protection should also extend to the person who is offended by using a bathroom with a man dressed as a woman.

  13. JerrytheYTPer says:

    Doctors deal with biology, not feelings. Biology says there is male and there is female. Sex is determined by the presence of SRY on the Y chromosome along with the presence of the Y chromosome, NOT what is in your head! Doctors should not be punished for speaking basic science just because some people have their feelings hurt over science!

  14. Venerator Sti Lot says:

    “An individual’s sex assigned at birth” is a curious construction which by “assigned” presumably means ‘recognized and legally recorded at birth, usually on the basis of primary sexual characteristics’: insofar as anything more like “assigned” properly so called takes place, it is the result of which gametes unite to produce which genotype. Similarly the curious “sex stereotypes” seems to be a replacement of ‘sex genotypes’.

    Dr. Atra Dicenda, Rubra Agenda, you react to some aspects of the specific phrasing of “doctors and medical institutions could be penalized”. What of all the other personnel involved in surgery? And what of the level of ‘patient referral’? I think it is nearly 30 years ago that I first encountered the emphatic political will to turn medical professionals of all sorts into effectively no more than sophisticated instruments called into play by the will of a particular ‘patient’, and their ‘right of conscience’ defined as doing a good job of that. It seems wider spread today than in the late 1980s.

  15. KateD says:

    Today Obama is pushing for doctors to find a way to create three parent embryos.


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