Ex-trans people tell US Supreme Court: ‘Affirming gender confusion is abuse’

A group of men and women who formerly identified as transgender have written to the US Supreme Court to tell judges that affirming gender confusion is abuse.

It comes ahead of a case where judges will consider whether employers must affirm an employee’s self-declared ‘gender identity’.

A lower court decided to expand the definition of sex discrimination to include gender identity and sexual orientation – and the Supreme Court will rule if this was appropriate.

Unintended consequences

Nine people contributed to the document submitted to the court, giving their own testimonies of how they all regretted their ‘transition’ and how attempting to change sex can have unintended consequences.

They said: “This emerging group of people with gender identity issues are suffering from emotional, psychological, or social identity discomfort far deeper than new pronouns can rectify.”

“Doctors admit they do not know who will remain gender-dysphoric long term, yet they condone gender identity change, socially or medically, for youths and adults.

“This is abuse. It is abuse to tell a person he or she can select a gender and truly become the opposite sex. It is a false hope. Such a suggestion is factually a lie, a lie with life-long destructive ramifications.”

Destroying identity

They added that it is a contentious issue within the scientific community as to whether affirming a person’s gender confusion causes more or less stress than allowing them to continue as their birth sex.

“We need to stop pretending that doctors have scientific backing for their recommendations for individuals with gender dysphoria.

“The effect of such ‘affirmation’ is the destruction of core identity. It plants the notion inside the minds of people that the essence of who they are is wrong. They are not someone to be loved or embraced, but eradicated.”

Among those putting their names to the brief were Walt Heyer, Jamie Shupe, and Jeffrey McCall.

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