Letters: Gender debate fuels questions

How are our B.C. MLAs so confused that they can pass a law like this?

  • May. 8, 2014 7:00 p.m.

So let me get this straight.  The B.C. government has said that “anyone in B.C. wishing to change the gender designation as it appears on their birth certificate would no longer have to prove they had gender reassignment surgery first.” Health minister Terry Lake goes on to respond with, “We’re talking about a birth certificate in which the gender can be amended to agree with the social construct or the way in which the person who owns that information would like to be identified.”

I could try to write something eloquent, but I will just be blunt.  That is absolute insanity.  Basically, they have written a law that will allow a man to decide he wants to be called a woman, get his birth certificate changed, and he will then have the ability to walk into a ladies changeroom.  If anyone complains he just has to say,  “I identify as a woman.”

He doesn’t have to have gender surgery, doesn’t have to look like a woman.  He can even be attracted to women.  How are our B.C. MLAs so confused that they can pass a law like this?

How did we get to this point?

D. Babuin