Now For Something Completely Different
Sometimes I'm sure we all wonder in the privacy of our own thoughts (which is about the only place left where we're able to wonder about these things) just how low they can go. Just how incredibly silly can political correctness get?
Well, let's try this one for size.
USA Today reports: "Next year, San Francisco will issue municipal identification cards showing the usual name, birthdate and photo. What the card won't include: gender. When other cities considered issuing ID cards without regard to legal status, the debate was over illegal immigrants. In San Francisco, where the Board of Supervisors approved such an ID on Tuesday, transgender activists added gender to the discussion.
"Transgender is a broad term for people who do not identify with their birth sex. Those who refer to themselves as transgender include cross-dressers and transsexuals."
"'The card really makes gender a non-issue,' says Kristina Wertz, legal director of the Transgender Law Center in San Francisco. Wertz says legally changing a name and gender designation can be time-consuming and cost hundreds of dollars. IDs that don't match appearance could out people and make them vulnerable to discrimination or abuse, she says."
Does this silly woman or whatever he/she/it is really believe that with California's draconian mandatory Political Correctness hanging over everything, there is really anyone left in San Francisco who would dare to discriminate against or abuse a drag queen? I honestly think all the normal people fled from there years ago.
"Martin Rawlings, 30, is a female-to-male transsexual." (I.e. the bullest of bull dykes.) "When he legally changed his name in 1999, he had trouble getting his employer to change it on his paycheck. His bank, though, had changed his name. As a result, he had trouble depositing his checks. A municipal ID would have helped, he says. 'It's often a barrier to finding work, not having an identification that matches your presentation,' he says."