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February 27, 2007

Tax Dollars to Spend for Sex Change Operation

Filed under: Education,Gay Rights,Politics — avoiceofreason @ 5:36 am

From Britt Hume’s Political Grapevine A family court judge in Manhattan is set to order taxpayers to fund a $20,000 sex change operation for a 21-year-old man. The New York Post reports Judge Sheldon Rand will rule the man suffers from a gender identity disorder and that surgery is the recognized treatment. The man’s legal battle began before he was 18 — when he was cared for by the city’s Children’s Services administration.Manhattan city lawyers say the man has not complied with previous treatment recommendations and does not have stable housing or employment. The city plans to appeal the judge’s ruling after it comes out later this week.

When you thought you had heard everything then you hear this.  I’m trying – really hard – to be open minded about this, but it’s not working.  However, I can relate an interesting anecdote which is related.

A friend of mine is an Assistant Principal at a high school, also in NY.  A while back a substitute teacher was called in, and when they arrived, the arrival rose more than a few eyebrows.  Dressed in pumps, fashionable clothes, complete with earrings and makeup, “she” arrived.  However, she was named “Mr.” S****** .    Needless to say the students at that High School had an interesting day. 

The school handled it well.  They assigned the per diem teacher to office work, and immediately called the superintendent, who contacted some board members.  Obviously, the teacher was not recalled.  It seems that the way this school handled the situation was a good move.  Another school was victimized by the same person, and was escorted off the building.  They were sued and “Mr. S******* was awarded a large settlement by the school, which decided it didn’t wish to fight this out in court.

I still haven’t thought of a good reason for tax dollars to go for a sex change operation.



  1. avoiceofreason
    The reason you still haven’t thought of a good reason for tax dollars to go for a sex change operation… is because there isn’t one. Nuff said.

    If anyone [ever] attempts to use my tax dollars to fund sex-change operations, that will be the day I discontinue paying taxes!

    Comment by velvethammer — February 28, 2007 @ 2:58 pm | Reply

  2. I have to agree with you on this one. The “only” exception I can see is a child born with “uncertain genitals” which happens rarely.

    Comment by avoiceofreason — February 28, 2007 @ 9:32 pm | Reply

  3. I’d be okay with an “uncertain genitals” situation. That hadn’t crossed my mind.

    Comment by velvethammer — March 1, 2007 @ 12:07 am | Reply

  4. Of course all reasonable people would be, but typically this is done during infancy, not at 20 years old 🙂

    Comment by avoiceofreason — March 1, 2007 @ 12:13 am | Reply

  5. Good point AVOR.

    Comment by velvethammer — March 1, 2007 @ 4:27 pm | Reply

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