Saturday, July 7, 2018
Gov. Phil Murphy (D-N.J.) has signed to pass a new law that permits self-identifying “transgender” individuals in New Jersey to make alterations to birth certificates and death certificates to indicate their preferred gender identity.
“Today is an important day for New Jersey as we continue to strive toward equality for all of our residents – regardless of sex or gender expression,” New Jersey’s Democratic mayor declared in a statement after signing the legislation, according to NJ.com. “Allowing vital records to match gender identity is an important step forward that will allow transgender individuals to control the disclosure of their transgender status, and by creating a Transgender Equality Task Force, New Jersey can ensure that all residents receive the protections they deserve. New Jersey will continue to stand with our LGBTQ residents in the continued pursuit of similar rights nationwide.”
Garden State bends over backwards 3 times for transgenders
The three LGBT-friendly bills Murphy signed into law Tuesday include one that gives transgenders the new right to change their birth certificates, another that lets transgenders indicate their preferred gender identity on their death certificate and a third that sets up a so-called “transgender equality task force” to push for more special accommodations.
Garden State Equality Executive Director Christian Fuscarino praised Murphy and the New Jersey Legislature for pushing so-called “LGBT rights” to new limits in the Garden State through the Vainieri Huttle Transgender Bill Package.
“[I applaud you for] seeing that equality reaches everyone in New Jersey,” Fuscarino proclaimed, according to NJ.com. “Transgender people have long stood in solidarity with LGBT people, and here at Garden State Equality, we make sure nobody is left behind.”
The first law adds confusion to birth certificates, upon which a New Jersey native can identify as a gender other than the one with which he or she was naturally born.
“A1718 … requires the state Registrar of Vital Statistics to issue an amended birth certificate to a person born in the state which bears the transgender person’s name and sex,” NJ.com’s Susan K. Livio reported. “The law was named after Babs Siperstein of Edison – the first elected transgender member of the Democratic National Committee in 2012.”
Sen. Joseph Vitale (D-Middlesex), who sponsored the controversial bill with Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg (D-Bergen), was pleased that the longstanding requirement of transgender individuals – to submit medical records showing that they had gender reassignment surgery – is not enforced under the new law.
“Our existing law does not support the understanding that gender reassignment surgery is no longer the only option for transitioning,” Vitale stressed, according to NJ.com. “By enacting this legislation, we acknowledge nonsurgical transitioning, which usually includes physical, psychological, social and emotional changes.”
Former Gov. Chris Christie (R-N.J.) vetoed the bill twice while he served as governor for eight years in the Garden State.
“Christie expressed worry about allowing such changes, citing the risk of ‘fraud, deception, and abuse,’ as well as national security threats – since birth certificates are used to obtain passports and driver’s licenses,” The Christian Post (CP) recounted.
The second piece of legislation yielding to the LGBT agenda requires those issuing death certificates to accommodate survivors of transgender persons by including gender identity language that hospitals and funeral homes must recognize.
“A1726 … permits the person planning the funeral of a transgender person to request the death certificate reflect the person’s identity,” Livio explained. “The transgender person may also leave behind a document ‘providing proof of clinical treatment for gender transition [which] may be used to memorialize a gender transition.’”
The third law ensures that LGBT activists will be able to continue to push their agenda so that state officials will grant more special privileges in the future to those calling themselves transgenders throughout New Jersey.
“A1727 establish[es] a transgender equality task force ‘to assess legal and societal barriers to equality’ and recommend future laws to prevent discrimination,” Livio informed.
Calling out the left’s marketing of ‘transgenderism’
Conservative contributor to the Federalist, Jennifer Bilek, called out the new set of pro-transgender New Jersey laws for selling a harmful lifestyle various entities can make big money under the guise of joining a “civil rights” movement.
“We need to ask why the trans lobby is hellbent on this project of deconstructing biological sex and why this is being supported by billionaires, banks, corporations, politicians, governments pushing it through universities and now grade schools at a breakneck pace – even against parental and public consent,” Bilek told CP Thursday via email. “This could be likened to waking up one day finding all the street signs changed and expecting everyone to just drive normally. Agreed-upon language for things are like road signs – they help us get from point A to point B safely because everyone understands them the same way.”
She went into more detail in a commentary piece published by the conservative group dedicated to fighting for constitutional rights that were championed by America’s forefathers.
“It’s hard to imagine a civil rights movement so indelibly tied to the capitalist marketplace that it could be used to sell fashion, makeup, hormones, surgery, cosmetology services, movies, TV series, mental health treatment and women’s underwear, while concurrently being invested in by billionaire philanthropists, the technology and pharmaceutical industries, major corporations, and banks,” Bilek wrote in the Federalist Thursday. “Transgenderism – a purported civil rights movement – now intersects at every juncture of the global marketplace, [and] it is hard to remember it came out of the medical industrial complex as a term for the most intense body dysphoria.”
And pushing America’s vulnerable youth into adopting such a dangerous lifestyle often leading to pain and suffering is being deceitfully justified and euphemized as a form of freedom of expression that encourages confused and misled youth to join a LGBT movement touted under the banner of so-called tolerance and anti-discrimination.
“Children are being prescribed puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones, sterilized, and groomed into lifelong medical patients and consumers in more than 50 U.S. gender clinics that weren’t here 10 years ago,” Bilek continued. “It’s all because of transgenderism and the people fighting to live free of discrimination are hailed as heroes and celebrities for feeling alienated from their own biology.”
Besides being taught that transgenderism is a perfectly acceptable and legitimate lifestyle at school, children are bombarded by the message that being transgender is cool and liberating from key figures in the entertainment industry and mainstream media.
“What are we to make of this cultural storm that has transgenderism positioned as a social justice movement – a medical condition with ties to Hollywood as strong as those to the medical industrial complex, and to our political structure driving its ideology through all our institutions?” Bilek posed. “The media keeps presenting us on the one hand with a trans civil rights movement for the oppressed and, on the other, with a cutting-edge (pun intended) lifestyle.”
Garden State following the trend
Only three other states – all on the deep-blue West Coast – currently accommodate LGBT lingo on birth certificates, while New Jersey’s LGBT-friendly death certificate law just tipped the scale so that now, more than a third of the states now alter these documents for deceased transgenders.
“New Jersey is the 17th state that allows transgender residents to change their gender on death records without proof of surgery, and the fourth state – following California, Oregon and Washington – that will include transgender as an option on birth certificates, according to Garden State Equality’s Director of Programs Aaron Potenza, who helped draft the birth certificate legislation,” Livio noted.
A relatively minute proportion of Americans currently identify as transgender.
“There are an estimated 30,100 transgender people living in New Jersey and about 1.4 million transgender people living in the United States, according to a 2016 report by the Williams Institute at the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law,” Livio added.