At both the state and federal levels, advocates for homosexual behavior and gender confusion have been stunningly successful at implementing their policy proposals over the past decade.
In New York, the Dignity for All Students Act (DASA)—an anti-bullying law that forces public schools to accommodate homosexuality and transgenderism—was passed in 2010. With the enthusiastic support of Gov. Andrew Cuomo, the State of New York legalized same-sex “marriage” in 2011. In 2019, two more gay-agenda bills became law: The Bathroom Law (also known as GENDA, or the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act), which bans discrimination based upon the phony category of “gender identity or expression” in employment, housing, and public accommodations; and the Counselor Coercion Law, which bars licensed mental health professionals from assisting minor clients in overcoming unwanted same-sex attraction. Following pressure from LGBT advocates, the State of New York passed a paid surrogacy law earlier this year; this law allows women to be paid to act as human incubators on behalf of same-sex couples and others who may be unwilling or unable to become biological parents through traditional means.
Homosexuality and transgenderism have also been embraced by the federal government. In 2010, President Barack Obama signed a law allowing military servicemembers to engage in homosexual behavior. Five years later, in Obergefell v. Hodges, 576 U.S. 644 (2015), the Supreme Court of the United States concocted a fictitious constitutional “right” to same-sex “marriage.” While the Trump administration has rolled back Obama-era LGBT executive actions affecting schools and affecting “transgender” servicemembers, the Supreme Court recently issued a damaging decision in Bostock v. Clayton County, 590 U.S. _____ (2020); in that case, the Court held that a federal law banning workplace sex discrimination also banned discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
Unfortunately, according to City & State, LGBT activists have several more misguided and damaging bills that they seek to pass in Albany. Those bills include:
- The Gender Recognition Act (Bill S.56-B-Hoylman/A.3457-B-Ortiz), which would make it easier for persons with gender dysphoria to amend their identification documents to reflect “transgender” identities instead of biological sex;
- Bill S.1857-Hoylman/A.1592-Gottfried, which would require school boards to adopt policies to “ensure that schools and school employees treat students consistently with their gender identity or expression” by using students’ preferred names and pronouns and by allowing “transgender” students full access to opposite-sex sports teams, opposite-sex locker rooms, opposite-sex housing, and opposite-sex “overnight accommodations”; and
- Bill S.2253-Hoylman/A.654-Paulin, which would repeal existing laws against loitering for the purpose of engaging in prostitution, promoting prostitution, or patronizing a person for prostitution. The bill’s sponsors unconvincingly argue that these existing laws are unnecessary and have led to unjust treatment of women of color and “transgender” persons by police. However, their proposal would make it more difficult to police urban areas where prostitution is common. Also, this bill is a step in the direction of a horrendous far-left goal: The full legalization of prostitution.
Friends, the far left is far from satisfied with its accomplishments; rather, its adherents continue their efforts to institutionalize the lies about sexuality and gender that they have embraced. In response, it is our Christian duty to speak the truth in love and to refuse to give up.