22 Sexual Orientations & Numerous Gender ID Disorders
Radio Commentary, 90.7, 91.7 New Life FM, June 3, 2011
By Sue Ella Deadwyler
Good morning, Jim. Representative Karla Drenner introduced H.B. 630 on March 31st, with only three days left in the session. Her strategy was to recruit as many co-sponsors as she could before introducing it in the House, which she did. By March 31st, she had 70 co-sponsors – 58 Democrats and 12 Republicans – but it’s hard to believe they understand what would happen if sexual orientation and gender identity are elevated to civil rights status.
Maybe the co-sponsors don’t know that sex and gender are not synonymous. That neither sexual orientation nor gender identity meets the three-pronged standard that qualifies race, color, sex, religion and national origin as civil rights. Maybe they don’t know that sexual identity is determined by biological facts evidenced by the perineum, but gender identity is self-determined and self-assumed. Maybe they don’t know the value of information in the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.
That Manual lists as many as 22 sexual orientations and numerous gender identity disorders, with psychiatric treatment recommended for each. Maybe the co-sponsors don’t know that homosexuality was on the list of “sexual deviations” in the 1968 APA manual … until it was taken off in 1974 after activists stormed the annual APA conference to demand its removal.
Do the co-sponsors know H.B. 630 gives civil rights protection to pedophiles, peeping toms, cross-dressers and people practicing bestiality or necrophilia, which is sex with dead people? Not only are all those behaviors and more on the APA list of deviant and abnormal sexual behaviors, they are chargeable offenses in Georgia, as well.
If H.B. 630 passes, employers could not screen employees for any act they could blame on sexual orientation, a term not defined in this bill. There could be no dress code requiring employees to present themselves as members of their biological sex and employers could be forced to balance their workforce by affirmative action based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
It’s interesting to note that the APA lists such behaviors as “disorders” that should be clinically treated. So, this is my question. Do our senators and representatives want to pass a law to protect sexual behaviors that have always been deemed destructive to the individual and the entire society?
H.B. 630 is in the House Judiciary Committee to be handled in 2012.
Please ask the following 12 Republican to remove their names as co-sponsors of H.B. 630.
Ellis Black, Valdosta, 404 656-0287, 229 251-0303; Sharon Cooper, Marietta, 404 656-5069, 770 951-2841, fax 770 956-9693; Harry Geisinger, Roswell, 404 656-0254, 678 777-6010, fax 770 594-1510; Gerald Greene, Cuthbert, 404 656-0202, 229 732-2750; Ben Harbin, Evans, 404 656-3949, 706 869-1953, fax 706 863-8959; Mike Jacobs, Atlanta, 404 656-0152, 404 441-0583; Alan Powell, Hartwell, 404 656-0202, 706 376-4422; Kip Smith, Columbus, 404 656-0213, 706 315-8532; Richard Smith, Columbus, 404 656-6831, 706 442-3480; Ron Stephens, Savannah, 404 656-5099, 912 966-5665, fax 912 964-9699; Wendell Willard, Sandy Springs, 404 656-5125, 770 481-7100, fax 770 481-7111;
Roger Williams, Dalton, 404 656-3904; 706 278-0390