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The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) successfully represented Diane Schroer, a lesbian trapped in a man's body, in a discrimination case against the Library of Congress. It was claimed that Schroer had been denied employment because of sexual nonconformity.

Frankly, I see the ruling as counterproductive. Given that a small segment of society is flummoxed because the biology doesn't coincide with the psychology should not mean that the rest of society has to be forced into confusion.

I'll confess to being clueless about sexually nonconforming people. In the case of Schroer, I guess the original equipment remains while the behavior and appearance has shifted to the female side. And while presenting as a female, Schroer expresses a preference for female lovers.

However, if you rub off the lipstick and remove the female clothing, what are you left with? A guy who likes girls. How's that different from the rest of American men?

Now if Schoer has had male genitalia sliced away and a female prothesis crafted, then Schroer could legitimately be classified as female since the anatomy largely matches. But if Schroer still sports a penis and testicles, then the male classification is appropriate. Most people are understandably apprehensive around people of indeterminate biology.

Transgenders are ill-defined and, in all candor, nobody can say exactly what they are. Currently, transgender status puts a person in a biological waiting room with no requirement to ever leave.

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I also have to admit, I'm a lesbian in a man's body.... I'm only into the lipstick lesbians too, not the man-ish kind!
 
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While I view this ruling as more ridiculous social engineering by the courts, I do feel bad for legitimately transgendered people. We've all come across people on the job who were obviously issued the wrong equipment at conception, and I can't even imagine the number that does to someone psychologically.
 

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