Is changing ones sex after following the prescribed standards of care wrong? I've discussed this issue with many of my Christian friends and have received a mixed bag of responses but most regard changing ones birth sex as wrong. I'd like to hear some of your feelings on this subject.

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I absolutely am for gender reassignment. I have several trans* friends, and I can't imagine being so hard-hearted as to basically force them to stay trapped living a lie.

I know we're dealing with really important topics here like how to explain the existence of transgendered people from an evolutionary perspective, whether transgendered people should be "allowed" to have surgery, and on and on.

 

But, maybe we could all take a short break from these lofty discussions to consider another matter?  Namely, what the fuck do YOU intend to do about this: Results of the National Transgender Discrimination Survey.  Anything?  No?  Well, that's okay.

 

I'm sure all the transgendered people in the world will be happy to hear the outcome of this discussion.  Maybe not the ones who are too busy being fired from a job, or brutally beaten, or murdered.  Maybe not the 19% who reported that they have been denied medical care, or the 3% who were physically attacked while they were in a doctor's office or hospital emergency room.  They might be a little preoccupied right now.

Uhm, I plan to NOT beat up transgendered people.  Those who are most likely to be mean/violent to transgendered people are typically also homophobes and don't understand the difference.  I challenge homophobes about their views every single time I encounter them - and I've got on jerk in a facebook debate right now over his writing that Christians should "lock & load" because of the NY Gay marriage bill.
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It's right for them... So who's to say differently...

 

I do not believe that it is wrong at all, and I guess my question would be why is it wrong? Unfortunately the Human creature is by no means perfect, and thus so, a lot of issues can happen before and during its lifespan.  Science has proven that the brain can develop one way and the body another.  Knowing this, why is it wrong to want to be happy with yourself and do what you can when science offers a solution, cuz god knows (teehee, sorry) that religion offers no help, aside from keeping it locked away deep in your head.  You are only your sex because you were the fastest swimmer; nothing determined who you were before conception.  Its chance, and it is also one of those things that one has no control over, just like race, country of origin and species.  So if sex is chosen without the consent of the individual, and it ends up being wrong or mixed up, why leave it broken? cuz an ancient archaic text said so?  Not a good reason.

 

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