Starting on Aug. 31, Canadians will have a new way to identify their sex on passports and other government documents: “X” will join the options of male and female.
The decision to allow the third category, indicating an “unspecified” sex, is intended to protect the rights of Canadian citizens to identify by the gender of their choice, the country’s immigration department said in announcing the change.
“By introducing an ‘X’ gender designation in our government-issued documents, we are taking an important step towards advancing equality for all Canadians regardless of gender identity or expression,” Ahmed Hussen, the minister of immigration, refugees and citizenship, said in a statement on Thursday.
Western countries are leading the way in making insanity not only legal but mandatory. We hear elsewhere from the land of fruits and nuts that citizens might be jailed for speaking the truth. They also might incorporate insanity on driver’s licenses. Refusing to call somebody by their “preferred” pronoun is punishable now in New York City by a fine, in certain circumstances.
As I said many years ago, those who refuse in calling me “your” or “his majesty” will be among the first to feel my wrath upon my official elevation. You lunatics.
An independent Catholic school in San Anselmo, California, has sparked the ire of some parents after officials removed and relocated a large number of religious statues, reportedly including those of Jesus and Mary, in order not to alienate children of other faiths.
The sin of ecumenism might be our last great heresy before the parousia. The secret or open sympathy that “all religions are the same” is what causes nitwittery such as cries of “Islamophobia”. Well, that and the simpletonian belief that Muslims are a race. But skip that.
The iconoclastic school in question is not, if you can believe it, Jesuit. It is Dominican, which is a frightening in and of itself.
There aren’t many strongholds left—we even saw recent rumors that some local head of Opus Dei supports adoption by those favoring sodomy—which makes one wonder if a new order of priests will arise. One which does not fall prey to papolatry or in wanting to be loved by the world. Or perhaps something in the laity, which is far less likely.
Two thirds of Australian Catholics say gay marriage should be legal, despite church leaders demanding they vote no.
Catholics were the most likely people of faith to indicate they would vote yes in the upcoming postal vote, along with non-Christian religions, a new poll found.
The poll commissioned by the Equity Campaign found 66 per cent of the 1,000 respondents planned to vote yes, including 58 per cent of religious people.
Well, polls are polls. And, please, no cries of No True Catholic Fallacy. That two-thirds number doesn’t feel wrong. The only surprise is that it is low as that.
I questioned a knowledgable Aussie on this matter.
Don’t be too pessimistic. The more the public debate rolls on the more people are thinking about the likely ramifications on religious freedom, etc. The most recent poll shows a fall in majority support for SS’M’. I think the current majority involves a very soft center that can be convinced that SS’M’ is not just more [fake] weddings, but has ramifications re sex education, religious freedom, gender ideology, and the like and they are gradual moving to the No column. This ‘soft centers’ current position is really the consequence of a prolonged campaign of propaganda in the media. The problem is that the two major parties are either flying low on this or taking a positive stand for the Yes case. But there are individual members making the No case in the media. My thought is that the longer this goes the tighter the race will become, and the more complicated the issue becomes, the more likely that center votes prefers the status quo and votes No.
The complication is that the plebiscite will take the form of a postal vote undertaken by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. This is because a formal plebiscite is being opposed by the opposition and minor parties in the Senate. A close No vote might be ignored. The more likely scenario would be to punt any parliamentary vote until after the next election. I’m not sure what they’d do with a close Yes.
In favor of pessimism comes this headline: Same-sex marriage: Several conservatives urge for ‘yes’ vote.
‘Conservative’ is a dead as Marley. Be a reactionary.
This article explores queer(ed) punk scenes, primarily in Australia…We map some queer collective resilience in punk to authorise the expression of counter-hegemonic gender identities. The gig outcome was pleasurable queer solidarity enmeshed with music, a kind of metaphysical ‘floorgasm’.
This is from the peer-reviewed journal Emotion, Space and Society for which Elsevier charges money. It was written by professors, people who will teach your children.