Having come to know Oregon as well as I now do, given that it will shortly become Intern Missius’s permanent State of residence after that status having been temporary over her four and a half year collegiate matriculation, this story really could not have taken place anywhere else:
An Oregon judge ruled Friday that a [gender impersonator] can legally change their sex to “non-binary” rather than male or female in what legal experts believe is a first in the United States.
Which I suppose takes this freak out of the “gender impersonator” category and “inserts” him into the realm of “gender invention”.
Multnomah County Circuit Court Judge Amy Holmes Hehn legally changed fifty-two-year-old Jamie Shupe’s sex from “female” to non-binary.
So “neuter,” then? That would be “gender negation,” would it not? And in neither case would such a declaration have any relationship whatsoever with reality. Should not the law have at least a passing fling with it once in a while?
Not in Oregon:
Nancy Haque, a co-executive director for Basic Rights Oregon, called the ruling a “momentous day for genderqueer Oregonians.”
Now do you see why it’s permissible to use the term “queer”?
“It’s really exciting for the courts to actually recognize what we know to be true: gender is a spectrum,” Haque said. “Some people don’t identify as male or female.”
It’s really disgusting for the courts to actually fabricate what we know to be false: Gender is NOT a “spectrum,” but an immutable, binary, genetic reality. Those who do not “identify” with their sex are mentally ill and/or psychologically damaged. They are in desperate need of medical treatment and curing, not celebration and the debasing of what will – already is becoming – the extralegal subversion of State and federal law.
But….well, you know what they say: Politics is downstream from culture. Or downwind, if you prefer. The State of Oregon is just the cheapest of dates for this metastasizing insanity. It will be far from the last.