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View Poll Results: Should transgendered people be barred from holding jobs with the federal government?
Yes 15 17.86%
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Old 01-02-2010, 03:09 PM
 
Location: Geneva, IL
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You could have at least posted a photo of her/him to find out if attractive, I'm looking for a date!
Obama Hires Trans Woman Amanda Simpson - Indiana Transgender Rights Advocacy Alliance (INTRAA) (http://www.intraa.org/amanda-simpson/ - broken link)
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Old 01-02-2010, 03:09 PM
 
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what does the fact that she is transgendered have to do with anything?
because chopping off your genitals and jerry rigging a hole down there does not speak to being mentally stable...

It's a mental disease whether the politically correct folks out there want to admit it or not.
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Old 01-02-2010, 03:13 PM
 
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because chopping off your genitals and jerry rigging a hole down there does not speak to being mentally stable...

It's a mental disease whether the politically correct folks out there want to admit it or not.
All evidence points to the contrary.

And, "third genders" are actually acceptable in many cultures of the world. It's just that here, in the West, you have to be one or the other, largely because of Judeo-Christian values and beliefs.
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Old 01-02-2010, 03:20 PM
 
Location: Palm Springs, CA
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because chopping off your genitals and jerry rigging a hole down there does not speak to being mentally stable...

It's a mental disease whether the politically correct folks out there want to admit it or not.
Even if it were a mental disorder, I don't see why that alone would be a reason to not hire someone. Lots of people suffer from depression - a mental illness; would you suggest that people suffering from depression should be denied jobs?
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Old 01-02-2010, 03:23 PM
 
Location: Chicago Suburbs
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All evidence points to the contrary.

And, "third genders" are actually acceptable in many cultures of the world. It's just that here, in the West, you have to be one or the other, largely because of Judeo-Christian values and beliefs.
Care to enliten us with some of that "evidence"?

"Accepted" does not = well adjusted.

Look around at the human race and then come back again say it's because of Judeo-Christian values that 3rd genders are abnormal.
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Old 01-02-2010, 03:24 PM
 
Location: Keonsha, Wisconsin
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Obama Hires Trans Woman Amanda Simpson - Indiana Transgender Rights Advocacy Alliance (INTRAA) (http://www.intraa.org/amanda-simpson/ - broken link)
Thanks!

Nice looking girl!
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Old 01-02-2010, 03:26 PM
 
Location: Palm Springs, CA
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Look around at the human race and then come back again say it's because of Judeo-Christian values that 3rd genders are abnormal.
There was a time when left-handed people were considered abnormal, strange - even possessed by the Devil.
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Old 01-02-2010, 03:27 PM
 
Location: Southern NC
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because chopping off your genitals and jerry rigging a hole down there does not speak to being mentally stable...

It's a mental disease whether the politically correct folks out there want to admit it or not.

Really? Please educate us....
I think that the above statement reeks of mental instability.
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Old 01-02-2010, 03:29 PM
 
Location: Keonsha, Wisconsin
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There was a time when left-handed people were considered abnormal, strange - even possessed by the Devil.
Hey, hey, hey, watch it there!
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Old 01-02-2010, 03:30 PM
 
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Care to enliten us with some of that "evidence"?

"Accepted" does not = well adjusted.

Look around at the human race and then come back again say it's because of Judeo-Christian values that 3rd genders are abnormal.
In the West, it is largely because of Judeo-Christian values. Native American third genders - Berdache - were killed by Christian European colonists because of who they were, and it was based upon a Biblical orientation. These were technically transvestites, and they occupied a spiritual role in many native tribes (and still do to this day). In India, which operates under a different culture/religion, third genders are accepted.

As for the evidence you are seeking, you use the internet, don't you? You can look it up yourself, since I'm sure the information is readily available.
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