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July 15, 2013

To Make It So, Just Say It's So
by Robert L. Hale
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MINOT, NORTH DAKOTA — What a world we live in. It seems that humanity — particularly movers, shakers, and decision makers around the world — are able to create reality out of thin air, or more precisely, out of hot air.

The Australian government has declared that there are now three sexes; the third is intersex. This declaration has followed the country's Human Rights Commission's recommendation that the government develop national guidelines permitting individuals to have the option to select their gender as (M) male, (F) female, or (X) indeterminate/intersex/unspecified.

 

It is striking the Attorney-General, of all persons, believes that gender is "assigned at birth or during infancy." Apparently, he has also concluded this "assignment" is changeable simply on the basis of desire.    

Australian Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus explained the need for the new sexual identification: "We recognize individuals may identify, and be recognized within the community, as a gender other than the gender they were assigned at birth or during infancy, or as an indeterminate gender. This should be recognized and reflected in their personal records held by departments and agencies."

Changing sexual identification requires an applicant to provide a statement from his/her/its doctor or psychologist, as well as a valid Australian passport, a state or territory birth certificate, or other document showing his/her/its gender. The Australian government has concluded that it is, for an unspecified reason, necessary to give citizens the option to unilaterally change their gender identification. It is striking the Attorney-General, of all persons, believes that gender is "assigned at birth or during infancy." Apparently, he has also concluded this "assignment" is changeable simply on the basis of desire. Accordingly, as of July 1, 2013, Australia now gives its citizens a choice to define themselves legally as male, female, or X.

Reasonable people know that gender is not assigned; it is determined at conception. The human species has only two genders. Even so-called sex change operations, which are unnatural, do not change sexual DNA identification. Instead, the operations simply introduce artificial physical changes; the pre- and post- "therapy" manipulates hormonal balances. These medical procedures do not change the sexual DNA of individuals.

Whether one supports, opposes, or has no opinion of individuals' right to engage in artificial tampering with the human body in an effort to change visual and hormonal realities, no sexual change occurs. The only change is the tampering.

   

Reasonable people know that gender is not assigned; it is determined at conception. ...Even so-called sex change operations, which are unnatural, do not change sexual DNA identification.

Everyone in the rational world understands that a human being is either male or female. Only in the make-believe world of political correctness does anyone pretend other options actually exist. Yet, the make-believe world has been forced upon us. Until recently, psychologists properly classified homosexual behavior and gender confusion as unnatural, and therefore, constituting disorders. This classification was grounded in the view that such behavior is unnatural and its practice results in harm, both physical and psychological.

Cross-dressing, homosexual attractions, believing oneself to be transgender, and more, are many things — but normal or natural they are not. This does not mean such activities are not practiced; many unnatural and harmful activities are undertaken. Murder, rape, and theft are examples, but they have not been defined, as have homosexuality and gender confusion, as normative — yet.

The Australian government's declaration establishing a third sexual status not only flies in the face of common sense, it also discounts natural law. While politicians and activists can declare a given reality to be no longer true, such declarations do not actually change the reality. What such declarations do accomplish, however, is to expose those making them as charlatans and fools.

The Australian government attempted to justify the decision by claiming it was doing so to be in sync with the community. "Transgender and intersex people in Australia face many issues trying to ensure the gender status on their personal records matches the gender they live and how they are recognized by the community. These guidelines will bring about a practical improvement in the everyday lives of transgender, intersex, and gender diverse people," Attorney-General Dreyfus said.

 

Until recently, psychologists properly classified homosexual behavior and gender confusion as unnatural, and therefore, constituting disorders.

   

Apparently, the government hopes that its announcement will bring about another fiction, namely, that by defining nonsense as normative, it can actually improve anything for anyone.

One wonders if the general population is so misguided and ill-educated that it actually accepts such pronouncements. If so, one would wonder further how many would step off the roof of a tall building if their government suddenly announced the laws of gravity no longer applied.

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Robert L. Hale received his J.D. in law from Gonzaga University Law School in Spokane, Washington. He is founder and director of a non-profit public interest law firm. For more than three decades he has been involved in drafting proposed laws and counseling elected officials in ways to remove burdensome and unnecessary rules and regulations.

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