TRANSSEXUAL / TRANSGENDER ORDINANCE: QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

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What’s Wrong With Miami-Dade’s Proposed
Discriminatory “Transsexual/Transgender” Ordinance?

Q: WHAT DOES THIS PROPOSED ORDINANCE DO?

A: This proposed ordinance legalizes discrimination! The “Transsexual” Ordinance unjustly discriminates, marginalizes, and penalizes everyone wishing to protect their children and families from the sexual behavioral choices and practices of an individual with sexual identity issues or who is in denial of his/her sex. County ordinances must be based on clear, factual, objective legal concepts and standards, not on ambiguous, capricious or vague terms, subjective allegations, arbitrary claims, or personal feelings. Nor should ordinances be used to promote ideological agendas.

Q: IS THIS PROPOSED ORDINANCE BASED ON FACTS?

A: No! This proposed discriminatory “Transsexual” ordinance is based on lies, distortions and manipulations of facts. The proposed ordinance’s arguments are completely bogus. For example, ordinance promoters allege that so-called “transsexual” discrimination is “pervasive” and “serious”, yet they could not name a single company or government entity that discriminates against this so-called “category.”

Q: WHAT ARE ‘SEXUAL IDENTITY’ AND ‘SEXUAL EXPRESSION’?

A: “Sexual Identity” and “Sexual Expression” are discriminatory ideological propaganda terms, i.e., terms specifically created to advance an extremist ideology. According to scientists, so-called “sexual identity” and “sexual expression” are arbitrary and highly fluid categories based on personal feeling and the subjective perception of one’s sex. As such, these terms are purposefully vague and scientifically undefinable. This invariably produces confusion, discrimination, and litigation. Commissioners owe it to their constituents to reject the proposed ordinance as arbitrary, discriminatory, ideologically-based, and legally, as well as ethically, challenged.

Q: ARE ‘SEXUAL IDENTITY’ AND ‘SEXUAL EXPRESSION’ SCIENTIFICALLY DEMONSTRABLE OR OBJECTIVELY DEFINABLE?

A: No! Neither “sexual identity” nor “sexual expression” are scientifically demonstrable, genetically provable, nor objectively definable biological realities. To amend Miami-Dade’s Anti-Discrimination ordinance to include a freely chosen, arbitrarily created “category” that is not scientifically demonstrable, genetically provable, or objectively definable is discriminatory, unjust and against the public interest. Because this proposed ordinance does not adequately define the controversial ideological terms “sexual identity” and “sexual expression,” it is patently unjust to subject Miami-Dade residents to this ambiguous, capricious, and discriminatory ordinance.

Q: DOES THIS PROPOSED ORDINANCE ADDRESS A LEGITIMATE CONCERN?

A: No! Far from it. The Miami-Dade County Commission and its committees are obligated to address public health, safety, and welfare concerns. So-called “transsexualism/transgenderism” is not one of them. Absent a concrete showing that the alleged problem this discriminatory ordinance purports to solve is real and widespread, Miami-Dade Commissioners should not waste any of their valuable time and resources on this clearly ideological non-issue.

Q: DOES THIS PROPOSED ORDINANCE EXPOSE BUSINESSES, ORGANIZATIONS, AND PEOPLE TO FRIVOLOUS LITIGATION OR PROSECUTION?

A: Absolutely! Businesses, organizations and individual residents could unknowingly commit and be unjustly prosecuted for violations of the proposed ordinance if they protect privacy rights or do not build or offer so-called “gender neutral” facilities. It has happened in other parts of the country. Without clear boundaries and precise definitions and terms, anyone could unknowingly commit an offense under this ideologically-based proposed ordinance, and be unjustly investigated or sued and dragged into court.

Q: SHOULD ANYONE BE FORCED TO ACCEPT AS TRUE WHAT DNA AND BIOLOGY PROVES IS FALSE?

A: No! No one should be forced to accept as true what DNA and biology proves is false. An individual can freely chose to believe or behave in whatever sexual role heor she chooses, but they have no right to force everyone else to accept or approve their freely chosen sexual behavioral choice, or so-called “sexual identity or expression.” Especially when this sexual behavioral choice or so-called “sexual identity or expression” is directly contradicted by biology, their chromosomes, and their DNA!

Q: DOES ANYONE HAVE THE RIGHT TO DEMAND LEGAL BENEFITS, PRIVILEGES OR PROTECTIONS BASED ON WHATEVER THEY ALLEGE IS THEIR FREELY CHOSEN “SEXUAL IDENTITY” OR “EXPRESSION”?

A: No! No one has the right to demand legal benefits, privileges or protections based on whatever they allege is their freely and voluntarily chosen so-called “sexual identity or expression.” An individual’s sex is not a “flavor-of-the-day” thing. Sex is a readily knowable, scientifically demonstrable, biologically-provable reality. Objectively speaking, an individual’s sex is a precisely determinable genetic fact that is not up to them to decide. As a scientifically demonstrable biological reality, sex is not based on an arbitrary whim, personal feeling, capricious belief, or private fantasy. Like it or not, sex, like age, race or color, can never be changed. While an individual’s physical appearance can be cosmetically modified, their DNA or chromosomes can never be altered.

Q: DOES THE PROPOSED ORDINANCE ALLOW INDIVIDUALS TO USE WHATEVER BATHROOMS, DRESSING ROOMS, SHOWERS, OR OTHER SEX-SPECIFIC PUBLIC FACILITIES THEY WISH?

A: Yes! The discriminatory “transsexual” ordinance irresponsibly allows individuals with sexual identity issues or in denial or rejection of their sex, to use whatever bathrooms, dressing rooms, showers, and other sex-specific public facilities they wish. Authorizing individuals with sexual identity issues the use whatever bathrooms, dressing rooms, showers, and other sex-specific public facilities they wish to use, violates constitutional privacy rights and legalizes discrimination against Miami-Dade County residents and their families. This proposed ordinance has nothing to do with sexual equality and everything to do with legalized discrimination!

Q: WILL THE PROPOSED ORDINANCE INCREASE HEALTH CARE COSTS AND BURDENS FOR MIAMI-DADE RESIDENTS?

A: Yes! This proposed “Transsexual” ordinance leaves the door wide open for individuals to file alleged discrimination lawsuits if health care dollars are not spent on costly, non-medically required sex reassignment and sex reversal surgeries. It is unwarranted and unjust to force Miami-Dade taxpayers and the public health system to pay for these elective, non-medically required surgeries.

Q: IS IT TRUE A “TRANSSEXUAL” HAS NOWHERE TO GO WITH AN ALLEGED DISCRIMINATION COMPLAINT?

A: FALSE. Under the Fair Housing Act, the EEOC and HUD accept “gender identity or expression” discrimination complaints. Furthermore, because EEOC and HUD regulations do not cover public accommodations, this discriminatory ordinance would legalize the violation of privacy and safety when a male claiming he is female, enters bathrooms, locker rooms, showers, and dressing rooms of the opposite sex as has already been thoroughly documented.


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