This article originally appeared on Freedom Outpost.
In a previous article, “NYC to Enact Legal Consequences for Using Wrong Pronoun with Transgenders,” the government of New York City, headed by Mayor Bill De Blasio, indicated individuals could suffer legal consequences by using the wrong pronoun when addressing a transgender individual. One could/would be fined for saying “he” instead of “she,” if the person was a male dressed as a woman. In days gone by, it was known as “drag.”
New York City did update its discrimination law to indicate that employers and covered entities could be imposed civil penalties “up to $125,000 for violations, and up to $250,000 for violations that are the result of willful, wanton, or malicious conduct.” This update could prove crippling for small business owners should they be found in violation.
According to Breitbart:
It’s not as simple as referring to transmen “he” or transwomen as “she,” either. The legislation makes it clear that if an individual desires, property owners will have to make use of “zhe,” “hir” and any other preferred pronoun. From the updated legislation:
The NYCHRL requires employers and covered entities to use an individual’s preferred name, pronoun and title (e.g., Ms./Mrs.) regardless of the individual’s sex assigned at birth, anatomy, gender, medical history, appearance, or the sex indicated on the individual’s identification. Most individuals and many transgender people use female or male pronouns and titles.
Some transgender and gender non-conforming people prefer to use pronouns other than he/him/his or she/her/hers, such as they/them/theirs or ze/hir
Other violations of the law include refusing to allow individuals to use single-sex facilities such as bathrooms that are “consistent with their gender identity,” failing to provide employee health benefits for “gender-affirming care” and “imposing different uniforms or grooming standards based on sex or gender.”
Examples of such illegal behavior include: “requiring female bartenders to wear makeup,” “Permitting only individuals who identify as women to wear jewelry or requiring only individuals who identify as male to have short hair,” and “permitting female but not male residents at a drug treatment facility to wear wigs and high heels.”
In other words, if a bar owner prevents male bartenders from wearing lipstick and heels, they’ll be breaking the law. They’ve now got a choice between potentially scaring off customers, and paying hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines. Regardless of the establishment’s clientèle or aesthetic, every property owner will be forced to conform to the same standard.
New York City’s transgender population amounts to 25,000 individuals; yet, businesses, landlords and other applicable entities will have to conform to the oversensitive, gender confused, mentally ill “drag” queens and kings or face a fine. Be careful with your words or one mistake could see you shelling out hundreds of thousands to the city.
As for employers offering employee health benefits for “gender-affirming care,” some of us would pay good money to see a man go through a pap smear and a gynecological exam. In fact, if they believe so much they are a woman, they shouldn’t mind at all affirming their gender through a visit to the OB/GYN. If they identify as no gender or whatever, they don’t need any “gender-affirming care.”
Who is Mayor De Blasio trying to kid here? The city needs money and a good way to get it or try to get it is by monetarily fining covered entities who violate this “updated discrimination law.” Let’s face facts here. If a man is wearing heels, make-up, jewelry and men’s clothes, most individuals would call that person “Mr.” or “he” or “him.” After all, it could just be an eccentric man — dude, or guy… whatever. If this person prefers a “female” designation, how is one supposed to know that beforehand?
The new and improved “NYC Commission on Human Rights Legal Enforcement Guidance on the Discrimination on the Basis of Gender Identity or Expression,” is very detailed, including definitions of terms. The terms are found on page two of the document. After reading these terms, one can definitely be confused on everything but “cisgender” which amounts to someone being what their DNA and God defined them to be.
Let’s look at a few.
Gender Identity — one’s internal deeply-held sense of one’s gender which may be the same or different from one’s sex assigned at birth. One’s gender identity may be male, female, neither or both, e.g., non-binary. Everyone has a gender identity. Gender identity is distinct from sexual orientation.
Gender Expression — the representation of gender as expressed through, for example, one’s name, choice of pronouns, clothing, haircut, behavior, voice, or body characteristics. Gender expression may not be distinctively male or female and may not conform to traditional gender-based stereotypes assigned to specific gender identities.
Gender Non-conforming — an adjective sometimes used to describe someone whose gender expression differs from traditional gender-based stereotypes. Not all gender non-conforming people are transgender. Conversely, not all transgender people are gender non-conforming.
Transgender — an adjective used to describe someone whose gender identity or expression is not typically associated with the sex assigned at birth. It can be used to describe people with a broad range of identity or expression. Someone who identifies their gender as androgynous, gender queer, non-binary, gender non-conforming, MTF (male to female), or FTM (female to male) may also consider themselves to be transgender.
This is what happens when 0.03% of the population who are mentally ill and confused manipulate government into doing its bidding to create a hardship on the majority of society. How do these mentally ill people know what to do themselves, as it could change hour by hour, much less what anyone else should do? Just think, these mentally ill males will have access to your daughters, wives, nieces, mothers, and aunts since the “law” allows these deranged individuals to use the same facilities. And for all you men out there in good ole New York City, get ready to share your facilities with women. Can you imagine a woman trying to use a urinal in a male facility?
Oh, and think of the showers at the local gym. One assumes this would apply as well to the school system located in the city limits of New York. What does one tell a child that sees Mr. Mental running around in a dress, heels and make up with 5 o’clock shadow saying, “I’m Ms. Mental?” Or Ms. Mental for that matter in a dress, make-up, heels and claiming to be a man, but doesn’t like men’s trousers. Then there is the one who has no gender at all walking around the school in mixed matched male/female clothing decrying being neither male nor female. What designation do these children use? They could just use “It Mental.”
This change in New York City “law” lends credence to the meme, “the inmates are running the asylum.” At this point, poor Frank Sinatra is rolling in his grave to what New York has become since his immortalization of the town in song. He probably would not want to “be a part of it.. New York, New York.”