Gender identity is defined as a personal conception of oneself as male, female, both, or neither. In 2014, President Obama signed an executive order barring discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity among federal contractors. The order covered employers who perform federal work and protected an estimated 20 percent of American workers. Opponents included religious groups, who argued that the order would prevent them from receiving federal money or contracts if they could not meet the new guidelines because of their beliefs. Proponents argue that the order was necessary to protect millions of LGBT people whose rights were threatened after the Supreme Court ruled in the Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores case. In that ruling, the court said that family-run corporations with religious objections could be exempted from providing employees with insurance coverage for contraception.
Nobody should be discriminated for their internal feelings, male-bodied people from birth are males, female-bodied people from birth are females, and intersex people are regarded as the sex they are mostly male or female
No, there are only two genders which are genetically not psychologically determined and we should address gender identity as a mental health issue because acting like you can change your gender can mess people up for life.
Yes, except in jobs where gender identity matters. For example, a gay man shouldn't see boys naked in non-medical environments. And if the behavior they choose, rather than simply the orientation they don't get to choose, interferes with their ability to perform all aspects of their job fully, then they can be discriminated against. For example, an openly and clearly gay man working as a server af a restraunt may make customers feel uncomfortable. In this case it is their behavior, not directly their orientation, that can be discriminated against. I think I should be discriminated against for my religion if I choose to say that my religion means I can proselyte freely to unwilling customers.
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