OHIO– In recent years, the debate over the recognition of transgender and gender identity in such places as school bathrooms and birth certificates has been a hot one.
The issue if gender identification on ones birth certificate is particularly troubling, because many feel as though a child is born a specific sex based off of their genitalia, however, how they choose to identify themselves once they are gown is a completely different issue.
Given the decisions in most states across the country, in a not so surprising ruling, a federal judge decided last week that Ohio must allow “corrections” on birth certificates issued by the state from one’s biological sex to a chosen gender, Breitbart reported.
The ruling was based on a lawsuit that was filed by three women and one man who are seeking to pick the gender which is opposite of their biological sex listen on their birth certificates.
Judge Michael Watson, who was appointed by George W. Bush, ruled on the case.
Watson said not allowing people to pick what sex is on their birth certificate is:
“nothing more than thinly veiled post-hoc rationales to deflect from the discriminatory impact of the policy.”
One of the four plaintiffs in the case, Stacie Ray said:
“This is truly a victory for the LGBT community, in every aspect,”
Mahoning Matters, a McClatchy website, reported on the judge’s decision:
“The court, in siding with the American Civil Liberties Union, the ACLU of Ohio and Lambda Legal, said the state’s birth certificate rule executed by the Ohio Department of Health and the Office of Vital Statistics is unconstitutional.
“Ohio had argued the rule was necessary to prevent fraud and keep a historically accurate record of its people. Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost’s office told the Associated Press it was weighing whether to appeal.”
Breitbart reported that Elizabeth Bonham, staff attorney for the ACLU of Ohio, said:
“Today’s ruling affirms that the state must recognize the dignity and true identity of every transgender Ohioan,”
She went on to say:
“It is incredibly frustrating that our clients faced years of unlawful discrimination, but today we celebrate this victory as an acknowledgement to their commitment to justice.”
In a statement discussing her clients victory in the case, Kara Inglehart, staff attorney at Lambda Legal, said:
“Finally, transgender people from Ohio will be able to correct their birth certificates so that this necessary identity document is consistent with their gender identities,”
She went on to say:
“Accurate birth certificates are essential. They are foundational to our ability to access a variety of benefits such as employment and housing, and to navigate the world freely and safely, as who we truly are.”
With Ohio getting on board, this ruling means that Tennessee is the only state that does not allow people to pick which sex they want to be shown on their birth certificates.
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Democrat Schumer backs Biden’s plan to let transgender kids have their choice of bathrooms, locker rooms and athletics
December 3, 2020
WASHINGTON D.C. – A high ranking lawmaker is backing Democrat Joe Biden’s plan to give transgender kids access to all sports, bathrooms and locker rooms based on their gender identity instead of their sex.
During a press conference on December 1st, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said he’s agrees with the plan conjured by the mainstream media’s President-elect Biden.
The New York Democrat squared off with reporters, one of whom asked:
“Joe Biden said that on his first day of office he will give transgender access to sports, bathrooms and locker rooms in accordance with their gender identity in federally funded schools. Do you think he has the ability to do this and do you agree with this decision?”
“I agree with the decision, and I know he’ll check things out thoroughly, legally.”
It is not a surprising viewpoint, or move, by either left leaning lawmaker.
Senator Schumer has largely backed any and all ideas out of the Biden camp, and Biden, himself, has repeatedly discussed his support of transgender issues.
During ABC’s Town Hall back in October, Biden said that young kids should be allowed to decide if they are transgender.
Back then, Law Enforcement Today reported on the exchange between the then-Presidential contender and a Pennsylvania mom.
The mom, Mieke Hacke, told former Vice President Biden that she has two girls who are eight and ten years old.
She told the Democrat that the younger of the two kids is transgender.
Hacke pointed to what she called Trump Administration rollbacks of transgender policies that had previously been forced through by the Obama White House. She followed with this question:
“How will you, as president, reverse this dangerous and discriminatory agenda and ensure that the lives and rights of LGBTQ people are protected under U.S. law?”
“Eliminate those executive orders, number one.”
He went on to say:
“The idea that an eight-year-old child, a 10-year-old child, decides, you know, ‘I want to be transgender, that’s what I think I’d like to be, it’d make my life a lot easier.’ There should be zero discrimination.
And, what’s happening is, too many transgender women of color are being murdered. They’re being murdered. I mean, I think it’s up to now 17, don’t hold me to that number. But, it’s higher now? And that’s just this year.
And so, I promise you, there is no reason to suggest that there should be any right denied your daughter or daughters.”
Later in the month, Biden reportedly pledged to sign the Equality Act, which would force schools to allow biological boys who identify as girls to play in female athletics.
The Equality Act dates back to May 2019, when it passed the House with unanimous support from Democrats. It was not voted on in the Republican-controlled Senate.
In June 2019, Schumer raised the issue in a tweet. He posted:
“NOW is the time to put the Equality Act on the floor, @SenateMajLdr McConnell! Don’t delay any longer. This is for equality. This is for America.”
On Twitter, the backlash to Biden and Schumer’s plan has been immediate.
One user, who goes by “NEDSMweatherman” tweeted:
Another Twitter user, wrote:
“The ironically named Equality Act would safeguard biological men competing in women’s sports. How is it fair to women? You’ll see more women missing out on athletic scholarships. Women being outright dominated. Not to mention stomping on religious liberties.”
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