NYC goes insane, sets $250,000 fine for misidentifying transgendered individuals

newyorkcity1It seems the leftist tyrants running New York City have officially gone insane.  On Sunday, Breitbart reported that anyone referring to a transgendered person as “he” or “she” instead of whatever convoluted politically-correct pronoun he, she or it may prefer, could face a fine of up to $250,000.

According to Allum Bokhari, the Orwellian Commission on Human Rights has “updated a law on ‘Discrimination on the Basis of Gender Identity or Expression‘ to threaten staggering financial penalties against property owners who ‘misgender’ employees or tenants.”

Bokhari added:

Incidents that are deemed “wilful and malicious” will see property owners face up to $250,000 in fines, while standard violations of the law will result in a $125,000 fine. For small business owners, these sums are crippling.

It’s not as simple as referring to transmen “he” or transwomen as “she,” either. The legislation makes it clear that if an individual desires, property owners will have to make use of “zhe,” “hir” and any other preferred pronoun.

Goodbye freedom.  Bokhari posted part of the insane piece of legislation:

The NYCHRL requires employers and covered entities to use an individual’s preferred name, pronoun and title (e.g., Ms./Mrs.) regardless of the individual’s sex assigned at birth, anatomy, gender, medical history, appearance, or the sex indicated on the individual’s identification. Most individuals and many transgender people use female or male pronouns and titles.

Some transgender and gender non-conforming people prefer to use pronouns other than he/him/his or she/her/hers, such as they/them/theirs or ze/hir

Apparently, you’re supposed to be a mind-reader as well.

It gets even worse.

“Other violations of the law include refusing to allow individuals to use single-sex facilities such as bathrooms that are ‘consistent with their gender identity,’ failing to provide employee health benefits for ‘gender-affirming care’ and ‘imposing different uniforms or grooming standards based on sex or gender,’” Bokhari wrote.

Here’s a few more examples of behavior that is now illegal in new York City:  “Requiring female bartenders to wear makeup,” “Permitting only individuals who identify as women to wear jewellery or requiring only individuals who identify as male to have short hair,” and “permitting female but not male residents at a drug treatment facility to wear wigs and high heels.”

Keep in mind this is what you get when you elect liberal Democrats.  And this is why every single politician with a (D) behind his, her or its name must be soundly defeated.

This is tyranny, plain and simple, and has nothing to do with “human rights.”  I have only one question: Why are New Yorkers putting up with this insanity?


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Joe Newby

A 10-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, Joe ran for a city council position in Riverside, Calif., in 1991 and managed successful campaigns for the Idaho state legislature. Co-author of "Banned: How Facebook enables militant Islamic jihad," Joe wrote for Examiner.com from 2010 until it closed in 2016 and his work has been published at Newsbusters, Spokane Faith and Values and other sites. He now runs the Conservative Firing Line.

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