What kind of crazy world have we allowed Liberals to create when you can be fined for this nonsense. This new piece of legislation coming from The People’s Republic of New York seriously shows the mental delusion of the Left.
It’s bad enough that when you see two guys or two girls together you can no longer think “They’re just friends,” but now we have to deal with exactly what to refer to people as?
Have you heard of the Human Rights Law? Here is an excerpt from an article that explains the new ordinance.
Business owners who fail to call transgender people by their preferred name or pronoun or bar them from using opposite-sex bathrooms may be fined as much as $250,000, a New York City human rights commission stated in a recent enforcement guidance.
The New York City Commission on Human Rights released a legal enforcement guidance on Dec. 21 outlining various actions that should be considered violations of the New York City Human Rights Law and also listed the consequences for businesses that violate the law.
Specifically, the guidance goes into great detail on what is to be considered “gender-discrimination” under its interpretation of the human rights law.
According to the document, “failing to use an individual’s preferred name or pronoun” is clear gender discrimination and a violation of the law. This means that if businesses refuse to call transgender employees or customers by preferred newly created pronouns such as “ze/hir,” or if they refuse to call a biological male “her” or “she,” they will be liable for paying hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines.
Oh you still have First Amendment rights to say what you want. You just now have to PAY for that right.
One of my friends leases property and he told me that if an obvious MAN, let’s call him Bill, comes into this office and asks to be called “Susan,” that according to the new guidelines, he must refer to Bill as Susan, or the corporation could be sued.
“I wonder what you would have to tell a cop, if Susan robbed you,” I asked?
More on this unbelievably insane legislation:
“The NYCHRL requires employers and covered entities to use an individual’s preferred name, pronoun and title (e.g., Ms./Mrs.) regardless of the individual’s sex assigned at birth, anatomy, gender, medical history, appearance, or the sex indicated on the individual’s identification,” the guidance states. “All people, including employees, tenants, customers, and participants in programs, have the right to use their preferred name regardless of whether they have identification in that name or have obtained a court-ordered name change, except in very limited circumstances where certain federal, state, or local laws require otherwise.”
They do have a way to simply the new communication, or what I like to call the Societal Common Core, as the guide also suggests that companies should institute policies of asking people what pronouns they prefer to be referenced by.
What happened to the simple days? Haven’t we all screwed up at least once and referred to somebody of a different gender wrongly. Did the world end? I think not. But now we must protect everybody from everything, except those who are considered “normal.” Normal people get no breaks, and God forbid you are a normal white male.
Now the Leftist want you to know all the new gender combination, as the article suggests:
“Some transgender and gender non-conforming people prefer to use pronouns other than he/him/his or she/her/hers, such as they/them/theirs or ze/hir,” the guidance adds.
“Asking someone their preferred gender pronoun and preferred name is not a violation of the NYCHRL.”
So I can ask you what gender you prefer to use, which is more insulting than me guessing. If I have to ask, then it means you are too weird for me to even try to figure it out.
The bigger question is how will the city enforce this? If you were a business owner, would you want to put up with the potential for a lawsuit over nonsense like this? Perhaps there is some relief.
The document states that in order to be in violation of the law, businesses must show an “intentional or repeated refusal to use an individual’s preferred name, pronoun or title.” Businesses may not condition the use of an individual’s preferred name or pronoun on the individual having legal proof or documentation of their gender.
So in other words, disregard the legal document, and call people what they want to be called. And the good news is you have time to comply.