C.J. Doyle
C.J. Doyle, Catholic Action League of Massachusetts

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Massachusetts is considering a measure that would allow people to use their gender identity or identify as gender-neutral on official documents. The bill would also allow people to correct birth certificates to reflect their gender identity in place of natal sex. Silly me. I fail to see how this affects anyone other than those people who take advantage of the potential law.

To tell the truth, I do not know anyone who identifies as gender-neutral. If I did it would not be a source of consternation. Donald Trump is a source of anxiety — not gender diverse people. Well, enter C.J. Doyle of the Catholic Action League of Massachusetts. CALM is not calm. Nor does it exist according to the Secretary of State. I could make a phone call to Mr. Doyle but I already have enough sources of irritation.

Anyway C.J. is terribly distressed (emphasis added):

The very concept of gender identity is artificial, subjective, fluid, and really potentially open-ended. Legislation and public policy really ought to be rooted in objective reality, not in some recently contrived, politically correct superstition which promotes this entirely irrational belief that people can actually change their own gender.

Of course gender, as a separate construct from natal sex, is overwhelmingly understood as an evidence-based scientific reality. Contrary to what Doyle claims, most people cannot change their gender. If they could then gender dysphoria would cease to exist and there would probably be no transgender people. Religious conservatives oddly insist that we believe or assert that which we neither believe nor assert.

On nefarious actors (it’s a conspiracy):

The heavy group here in Massachusetts, the powerful interest group that’s pushing this, isn’t the small number of people who are so-called transgendered; it’s the larger homosexual movement, which, of course, is a major contributor to members of both parties, particularly the Democratic Party, and of course has great influence on the media. The homosexual movement is pushing this.

Go queers! I am proud of myself. I resisted the temptation to point out things that really are irrational or superstition. Things with a probability of existence than unicorns. Things … I’ll stop there.

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By David Cary Hart

Retired CEO. Formerly a W.E. Deming-trained quality-management consultant. Now just a cranky Jewish queer. Gay cis. He/Him/His.