It’s probably not the state that you think it is…
Did you guess that it was California?
All good guesses, but nope.
According to The Williams Institute at the University of California at Los Angeles, there are about 20,000 people in Oregon that identify as transgender.
The state of Oregon might soon allow residents to identify as “non-binary” instead of male or female on their state-issued driver’s licenses and identification cards.
State officials plan to hold a public hearing Wednesday in Portland to discuss the option, which would designate an “X” for those not identifying as male (M) or female (F), The Oregonian reported Tuesday. Transgender advocates insist the move would not only make them safer but also validate their gender identity.
Amy Herzfeld-Copple, an executive director of LGBT activist group Basic Rights Oregon, said the group is excited about the possibility of alternative gender options on state ID cards.
Do you know what the best part of this is?
It could just be imposed without input from the public.
By the DMV.
Oregon’s Department of Motor Vehicles told The Oregonian they have no opposition to the proposed plan, and state law does not require the proposal to be approved by the state’s legislature. Because Oregon does not have a specific law designating that a resident must choose “male” or female” on their state-issued ID, if local officials pass the measure through, residents would be able to choose the new option without having to get a court order. All they would need to do is pay the applicable renewal or replacement costs.
In 2016, a county judge in Oregon ruled that Army veteran Jamie Shupe could legally identify as “non-binary” after gender reassignment surgery even though the veteran was born a male. It was the first ruling of its kind in the U.S.
Read more: The Blaze
You know what’s coming next?
This new Driver’s License policy is just virtue signaling based on feelings.
There is something that the M and F actually tell us about the individual.
It is Biological information.
You know, that thing that medical science is based on?
Before we drop all restraint, perhaps we could just pause for a second and consider how this will affect medical research?
Males and Females are different. Diseases and even heart attacks present differently between men and women.
If that hurts people’s feelings, sorry, but it’s true.