Petition legislators to reject Equality Act

To the editor:

Minnesota drivers licenses will now have the option to let people identify themselves as “non-gender” which will be marked ‘X’ instead of male or female. One legislator commented: “Will this change hamper law enforcement’s ability to properly identify suspects, or hinder the investigative process in any way?”

So where is all this “transgender” “no gender” stuff taking us? I read last year where a 69-year-old Dutch man is petitioning the court to alter his birth certificate to show he was born 20 years later, because he “feels” like a 49-year-old. Imagine a future license that identifies a 70-year-old driver as 24, and who weighs 250 pounds but identifies as 130 pounds because he “feels like it?” Imagine an officer trying to write up a suspect who hands him that kind of license?

How did all this “disconnect from reality” begin? Probably in 1973 when the American Psychiatric Association (APA) removed homosexuality as a mental disorder from the APA’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-2) without scientific evidence; mainly because of intimidation tactics from activists.

There is actually a bill going before Congress, H.R.5 the “Equality Act” which proposes to redefine sex across all federal laws. “Gender Identity” will be added to the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as a prohibited form of discrimination in public spaces, I.E. restrooms, lockers dressing rooms; it will protect those of opposite sex who want to enter spaces designated for one sex only. Maybe someday Dr. M.L.King’s 1964 initiative will morph/evolve to include black men who wish to be identified as white females, or white women identified as black men, etc.

There is no scientific test to determine one’s gender identity; it’s just based on feelings: “I feel like I am a female, or male, or something neutral.” Indeed, the APA’s DSM-5 stated that 70-97 percent of children who have this gender dysphoria problem will out-grow it by adulthood.

Please go online via American Family Association or other websites to petition our legislators to reject H.R.5; if for no other reason than to make future law enforcement reports a little more coherent.

Phil Drietz

Delhi

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