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On this month, 498 years ago:

Vasco discovered that the village of Quarequa was stained by the foulest vice. The king’s brother and a number of other courtiers were dressed as women, and according to the accounts of the neighbours shared the same passion. Vasco ordered forty of them to be torn to pieces by dogs. The Spaniards commonly used their dogs in fighting against these naked people, and the dogs threw themselves upon them as though they were wild boars or timid deer. The Spaniards found these animals as ready to share their dangers as did the people of Colophon or Castabara, who trained cohorts of dogs for war; for the dogs were always in the lead and never shirked a fight.

This from Pietro Martire D’Anghiera’s account of Vasco Nunez de Balboa massacre of Native American trans folk which took place October 1513.

 

On this month, 498 years ago:

Vasco discovered that the village of Quarequa was stained by the foulest vice. The king’s brother and a number of other courtiers were dressed as women, and according to the accounts of the neighbours shared the same passion. Vasco ordered forty of them to be torn to pieces by dogs. The Spaniards commonly used their dogs in fighting against these naked people, and the dogs threw themselves upon them as though they were wild boars or timid deer. The Spaniards found these animals as ready to share their dangers as did the people of Colophon or Castabara, who trained cohorts of dogs for war; for the dogs were always in the lead and never shirked a fight.

This from Pietro Martire D’Anghiera’s account of Vasco Nunez de Balboa massacre of Native American trans folk which took place October 1513.

1930s Transmen: Photo of two FTMs. Back identifies those in photo as, “B.W. and L.D.”

1930s Transmen: Photo of two FTMs. Back identifies those in photo as, “B.W. and L.D.”

The crossdressing Robin Hoods of real history:1839-43  #transgender #history #queer
Rebecca was a small army of gender transgressing folk heroes that numbered in the thousands. Rebecca fought for justice against an oppressive legal system that crippled the ability of common people to live fruitful lives.
A Note From Rebecca:

June 1843
Reverend Sir,
I, with one of my daughters, have recently been on a journey to Aberayron, and amongst other things have heard many things respecting you, namely, that you have built a schoolroom in the upper part of the parish, and that you have been very dishonest in the erection of it, and that you promised a free school for the people, but that you have converted it into a church, and that you get £80 by the year for serving it. Now, if this is true, you may give the money back, every halfpenny of it, otherwise if you do not, I with 500 or 600 of my daughters will come and visit you, and destroy your property five times to the value of it, and make you a subject of scorn and reproach through-out the whole neighborhood. You know that I care nothing about the gates, and you shall be like them exactly, because I am averse to every tyranny and oppression.
Rebecca

The Rebecca riots took place in the rural parts of west Wales, including Pembrokeshire, Cardiganshire, and Carmarthenshire, in 1839-43. They were a series of protests made by tenant farmers against the payment of tolls (fees) charged to use the roads. Turnpike Trusts, or groups of businessmen, owned most of the main roads. These men fixed the charges and decided how many tollgates (turnpikes) could be built.
During the riots, men disguised as women attacked the tollgates. They called themselves ‘Rebecca and her daughters’. This is most likely to be after a passage in the Bible where Rebecca talks of the need to ‘possess the gates of those who hate them’ (Genesis XXIV, verse 60). People at that time knew the Bible well.Tolls were a big expense for small farmers, who used the roads to take their crops and animals to market, and also to collect lime (a chalky mineral). Lime was used to improve the quality of the soil so farmers could grow better crops. It could cost as much as five shillings (25p) in tolls to move a cart of lime eight miles inland. The people of west Wales did not want to pay to use their roads.
The main trigger for the Rebecca riots came from farmers having to pay high tolls to use the roads, but there were other reasons for their discontent. Wales had seen a population increase since the start of the 19th century. This increased competition for land and jobs and added to unemployment and poverty.Most of the farmers in these areas were small holders who grew enough to support their families. They rented their land from wealthy landlords. The landlords wanted to make more money and started to reduce the number of smallholdings available to rent. They created larger farms that could only be rented at a much higher price.The income of tenant farmers was further reduced because they had to pay tithes. Tithes were payments made for the support of the parish church. These payments were made in kind, for example crops or wool. Tithes were paid to the Anglican Church in almost all Welsh parishes once a year. In 1836, an act was passed replacing payment in kind by a money payment that was fixed by the vicar or sometimes by the local landowner. As 80% of the population of west Wales was Non-Conformist, they resented having to pay tithes to a church that was not their own.Another cause for discontent was the new Poor Law set up in England and Wales in 1834. The rioters attacked workhouses (poorhouses) as well as tollgates. The law meant that poor relief (money) was no longer paid to the able-bodied poor. Instead, they were forced to live in a workhouse where conditions were deliberately made harsher than the worst conditions outside (the government believed that the cause of poverty was laziness or a bad character).
 Poor harvests in 1837 and 1838 increased shortages and poverty. There was a good harvest in 1842, but the benefits of this were lost because that was a year of economic depression, so industrial workers could not afford to buy agricultural goods. 
For more information on the Rebeccan Riots:
http://www.archive.org/stream/rebeccaherdaught00evanuoft#page/n7/mode/2up
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rebecca_Riots
http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/1911_Encyclop%C3%A6dia_Britannica/Rebecca_Riots
http://www.encyclopedia.com/topic/Rebecca_riots.aspx
http://history.powys.org.uk/history/rhaeadr/rebecca.html
 

The crossdressing Robin Hoods of real history:1839-43  #transgender #history #queer

Rebecca was a small army of gender transgressing folk heroes that numbered in the thousands. Rebecca fought for justice against an oppressive legal system that crippled the ability of common people to live fruitful lives.

A Note From Rebecca:

June 1843

Reverend Sir,

I, with one of my daughters, have recently been on a journey to Aberayron, and amongst other things have heard many things respecting you, namely, that you have built a schoolroom in the upper part of the parish, and that you have been very dishonest in the erection of it, and that you promised a free school for the people, but that you have converted it into a church, and that you get £80 by the year for serving it. Now, if this is true, you may give the money back, every halfpenny of it, otherwise if you do not, I with 500 or 600 of my daughters will come and visit you, and destroy your property five times to the value of it, and make you a subject of scorn and reproach through-out the whole neighborhood. You know that I care nothing about the gates, and you shall be like them exactly, because I am averse to every tyranny and oppression.

Rebecca


The Rebecca riots took place in the rural parts of west Wales, including Pembrokeshire, Cardiganshire, and Carmarthenshire, in 1839-43. They were a series of protests made by tenant farmers against the payment of tolls (fees) charged to use the roads. Turnpike Trusts, or groups of businessmen, owned most of the main roads. These men fixed the charges and decided how many tollgates (turnpikes) could be built.

During the riots, men disguised as women attacked the tollgates. They called themselves ‘Rebecca and her daughters’. This is most likely to be after a passage in the Bible where Rebecca talks of the need to ‘possess the gates of those who hate them’ (Genesis XXIV, verse 60). People at that time knew the Bible well.

Tolls were a big expense for small farmers, who used the roads to take their crops and animals to market, and also to collect lime (a chalky mineral). Lime was used to improve the quality of the soil so farmers could grow better crops. It could cost as much as five shillings (25p) in tolls to move a cart of lime eight miles inland. The people of west Wales did not want to pay to use their roads.

The main trigger for the Rebecca riots came from farmers having to pay high tolls to use the roads, but there were other reasons for their discontent. Wales had seen a population increase since the start of the 19th century. This increased competition for land and jobs and added to unemployment and poverty.

Most of the farmers in these areas were small holders who grew enough to support their families. They rented their land from wealthy landlords. The landlords wanted to make more money and started to reduce the number of smallholdings available to rent. They created larger farms that could only be rented at a much higher price.

The income of tenant farmers was further reduced because they had to pay tithes. Tithes were payments made for the support of the parish church. These payments were made in kind, for example crops or wool. Tithes were paid to the Anglican Church in almost all Welsh parishes once a year. In 1836, an act was passed replacing payment in kind by a money payment that was fixed by the vicar or sometimes by the local landowner. As 80% of the population of west Wales was Non-Conformist, they resented having to pay tithes to a church that was not their own.

Another cause for discontent was the new Poor Law set up in England and Wales in 1834. The rioters attacked workhouses (poorhouses) as well as tollgates. The law meant that poor relief (money) was no longer paid to the able-bodied poor. Instead, they were forced to live in a workhouse where conditions were deliberately made harsher than the worst conditions outside (the government believed that the cause of poverty was laziness or a bad character).

 Poor harvests in 1837 and 1838 increased shortages and poverty. There was a good harvest in 1842, but the benefits of this were lost because that was a year of economic depression, so industrial workers could not afford to buy agricultural goods.

For more information on the Rebeccan Riots:

 

Behold the evil that is the transgender Borg collective!
As you know, the transsexual community is under constant attack from the Borg collective known as the “transgender community”. I have now uncovered undeniable proof that those damn nonsensical transgender people have been working to enslave the transsexual community since at least 1986 when this group of gender terrorists declared their treasonous intentions.

It’s chilling! This decoration of war was issued to the transsexual community in issue number 49 of something called the “TV-TS Tapestry.” You know the magazine seeks to subvert the transsexual identity because it lists Transvestites first in their name before Transsexuals. Obviously this reflects the desire of transvestites to obfuscate what it means to be transsexual! 
Clearly these goals, should they be achieved in any form, would destroy the lives of each and ever transsexual (and by “transsexual” I of course mean TRUE post-op transsexuals). Thank goodness that the “transgender community” has been completely ineffective in obtaining any of their selfish goals!
(Do I really need to explain that my commentary on this mid-1980s peek into the goals, values and vision of the transgender community is satire?)

Behold the evil that is the transgender Borg collective!

As you know, the transsexual community is under constant attack from the Borg collective known as the “transgender community”. I have now uncovered undeniable proof that those damn nonsensical transgender people have been working to enslave the transsexual community since at least 1986 when this group of gender terrorists declared their treasonous intentions.

It’s chilling! This decoration of war was issued to the transsexual community in issue number 49 of something called the “TV-TS Tapestry.” You know the magazine seeks to subvert the transsexual identity because it lists Transvestites first in their name before Transsexuals. Obviously this reflects the desire of transvestites to obfuscate what it means to be transsexual! 

Clearly these goals, should they be achieved in any form, would destroy the lives of each and ever transsexual (and by “transsexual” I of course mean TRUE post-op transsexuals). Thank goodness that the “transgender community” has been completely ineffective in obtaining any of their selfish goals!

(Do I really need to explain that my commentary on this mid-1980s peek into the goals, values and vision of the transgender community is satire?)

1831 American newspaper critiquing masculinity by women. This report sheds a light on the way American society viewed the theatrical representation of men by women 55 years after the birth of America as a nation.
“… Two-thirds of Madame Vestri’s notoriety has arisen from the facility with which she can unsex herself, and the confident boldness with which she makes her bow to the audience in breeches. It is all very well that she does so – half measures are very perplexing and disagreeable; and if a lady make up her mind to wear this article of apparel, either in public or private, the more decidedly and gracefully she does it the better, but still there must be some affectation in the raptures of the town at witnessing the same. To be sure, no one buttons a coat, adjusts a cravat, wears a hat, handles a cane, draws on a pair of gloves in the true spirit of knowing and irresistible coxcombry equal to Madam Vestris; and it is really pleasant to sit and see those manly airs and graces played off by a woman, affording as it does, conclusive evidence that such deep laid schemes to ensnare the admiration of the fair sex do not always escape detection; yet still the skill and observation requisite to do this may be rated too highly.”
Madame Vestris was born Lucia Bartolozzi in London and lived from 1797 to 1856. She was well-known for playing male roles in the theater and in 1840, she staged one of the first relatively uncut productions of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, in which she played Oberon, beginning a tradition of female Oberons that lasted for seventy years. 

1831 American newspaper critiquing masculinity by women. This report sheds a light on the way American society viewed the theatrical representation of men by women 55 years after the birth of America as a nation.

“… Two-thirds of Madame Vestri’s notoriety has arisen from the facility with which she can unsex herself, and the confident boldness with which she makes her bow to the audience in breeches. It is all very well that she does so – half measures are very perplexing and disagreeable; and if a lady make up her mind to wear this article of apparel, either in public or private, the more decidedly and gracefully she does it the better, but still there must be some affectation in the raptures of the town at witnessing the same. To be sure, no one buttons a coat, adjusts a cravat, wears a hat, handles a cane, draws on a pair of gloves in the true spirit of knowing and irresistible coxcombry equal to Madam Vestris; and it is really pleasant to sit and see those manly airs and graces played off by a woman, affording as it does, conclusive evidence that such deep laid schemes to ensnare the admiration of the fair sex do not always escape detection; yet still the skill and observation requisite to do this may be rated too highly.”

Madame Vestris was born Lucia Bartolozzi in London and lived from 1797 to 1856. She was well-known for playing male roles in the theater and in 1840, she staged one of the first relatively uncut productions of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, in which she played Oberon, beginning a tradition of female Oberons that lasted for seventy years. 

Transgender person in the news in 1822: From the Handcock Gazette & Penobscot Patriot, Vol 3, No. 20, Wednesday, November 13, 1822.
The article reads:

A Female Warrior. – Ann Jones, better known by the name of “Waterloo Tom,” was brought up in the custody of one of the officers of the Mendicity Society, charged with an act of vagrancy, having been found that morning begging in Camberwell. – The officer stated that the prisoner was a constant customer of his, and had been before a Magistrate seven or eight times on similar charges and not-withstanding she has been as often in gaol, it had not the effect of making her discontinue her pursuits, which she could very well do, as she was receiving a pension of 1s. 9d. per day, she having been wounded at the battle of Waterloo for which exploit she derived the appellation of ”Waterloo Tom.” – The prisoner, a strong masculine woman, about 35 years of age, with saber wounds all over her face, especially on the nose, being called on the shew cause why she should not be sent to gaol, told the Magistrate if she was, it would be an extreme[l]y hard case. She stated that her husband had belonged to the 7th Light Dragoons, and had served served under the Duke of Wellington in all his campaigns, and she herself, in the attire of a private soldier, had followed him through Spain, Portugal, and other continental countries, and did military duty. She was at the battle of Waterloo, where her husband fell from his horse by a gunshot. She immediately mounted his steed and joined in the battle, and was instrumental in saving the life of Captain Lance, belonging to her husband’s troop. In which enterprise she was severely wounded, and her sex was then for the first time discovered. After the battle she was sent to England, and was now receiving 1s. a day from the Captain and 9 d. a day pension from the Government. She concluded her narrative by saying, it was very harsh treatment for her who had served her King and country, to be locked up in the jaws of a prison for begging a halfpenny. The Magistrate asked the officer if he was positive she applied for alms, and being answered in the affirmative, she as committed to the mill, at Brixton, for a month. 

Transgender person in the news in 1822: From the Handcock Gazette & Penobscot Patriot, Vol 3, No. 20, Wednesday, November 13, 1822.

The article reads:

A Female Warrior. – Ann Jones, better known by the name of “Waterloo Tom,” was brought up in the custody of one of the officers of the Mendicity Society, charged with an act of vagrancy, having been found that morning begging in Camberwell. – The officer stated that the prisoner was a constant customer of his, and had been before a Magistrate seven or eight times on similar charges and not-withstanding she has been as often in gaol, it had not the effect of making her discontinue her pursuits, which she could very well do, as she was receiving a pension of 1s. 9d. per day, she having been wounded at the battle of Waterloo for which exploit she derived the appellation of ”Waterloo Tom.” – The prisoner, a strong masculine woman, about 35 years of age, with saber wounds all over her face, especially on the nose, being called on the shew cause why she should not be sent to gaol, told the Magistrate if she was, it would be an extreme[l]y hard case. She stated that her husband had belonged to the 7th Light Dragoons, and had served served under the Duke of Wellington in all his campaigns, and she herself, in the attire of a private soldier, had followed him through Spain, Portugal, and other continental countries, and did military duty. She was at the battle of Waterloo, where her husband fell from his horse by a gunshot. She immediately mounted his steed and joined in the battle, and was instrumental in saving the life of Captain Lance, belonging to her husband’s troop. In which enterprise she was severely wounded, and her sex was then for the first time discovered. After the battle she was sent to England, and was now receiving 1s. a day from the Captain and 9 d. a day pension from the Government. She concluded her narrative by saying, it was very harsh treatment for her who had served her King and country, to be locked up in the jaws of a prison for begging a halfpenny. The Magistrate asked the officer if he was positive she applied for alms, and being answered in the affirmative, she as committed to the mill, at Brixton, for a month. 

Senator Williams: STFU #TXSB723 #SB723

Senator Williams: STFU #TXSB723 #SB723

Call your TX Senator and ask them to vote NO on SB 723 #SB723
Texas Senator Williams (R –Woodlands)  has made it clear that he is an extremist who believes that politicians  should get to decide what sex you are. If your child is intersex, he  believes that his opinion counts more than the informed counsel of  medical, psychological and/or genetic specialists. He thinks he knows  what legal sex an intersex child must be better than the child’s own  parents.  In complex cases where a child is intersex, Williams wants to  take away the power of a parent as well as Texas judges to make informed  decisions based upon expert testimony.
In 1999, the Texas 4th circuit court of appeals used a 40 year old defunct non-American law as  guidance to conclude that God made 2 immutable sexes which relegated all  the Texas children and adults who undergo genital corrective surgery  into a legal limbo.

“The deeper philosophical (and now  legal) question is: can a physician change the gender of a person with a  scalpel, drugs and counseling, or is a person’s gender immutably fixed  by our Creator at birth?” – Chief Justice Phil Hardberger, Littleton v Prange, 1999

In support of Justice Hardberger’s  logic, Justice Karen Angelini recognized the fact that Littleton v  Prange is problematic for intersex people, saying:

“[Because] we lack statutory  guidance at this time, we must instead be guided by biological factors  such as chromosomes, gonads, and genitalia at birth. […] such  biological considerations are preferable to psychological factors as  tools for making the decision we must make. I note, however, that ‘real  difficulties … will occur if these three criteria [chromosomal, gonadal  and genital tests] are not congruent.’ We must recognize the fact that,  even when biological factors are considered, there are those individuals  whose sex may be ambiguous. Having recognized this fact, I express no  opinion as to how the law would view such individuals with regard to  marriage. We are, however, not presented with such a case at this time.” – Justice Karen Angelini, (Concurring Opinion) Littleton v Prange, 1999

In other words, they knew Littleton v  Prange would be problematic for intersex Texans, but they just didn’t  care. Under Littleton v Prange case law, everyone is whatever your doctor said you were on your birth  certificate and that can never be challenged no matter what gonads,  chromosomes or natural gender you are later found to have.
SB 723 was resurrected Monday because Senate Democrat Carlos Uresti   was persuaded to support it. Sen. Uresti comes from San Antonio and San   Antonio is where Littleton case law comes from.
We beat SB 723 once before and we can do it again! 
All we need do is what we did last time… with one small difference:     If you know of anyone living in San Antonio, get them to call the     turncoat Sen. Uresti and demand that he vote AGAINST SB 723. He needs to     hear from his constituents!
Priority One: Contact Sen. Uresti
Phone: (512) 463-0119
Fax: (512) 463-1017
Email: carlos.uresti@senate.state.tx.us
Web Mail: http://www.senate.state.tx.us/75r/senate/members/dist19/dist19.htm#form
Demand that he VOTE and that he VOTES AGAINST SB 723!
Afterwards, call the rest of the Democratic Senators and tell them to VOTE AGAINST SB 723:
Mario Gallegos (512) 463-0106 Wendy Davis (512) 463-0110 Rodney G. Ellis (512) 463-0113 Kirk Watson (512) 463-0114 John Whitmire (512) 463-0115 Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa (512) 463-0120 Judith Zaffirini (512) 463-0121 Royce West (512) 463-0123 Leticia R. Van de Putte (512) 463-0126 Eduardo A. (Eddie) Lucio, Jr. (512) 463-0127 José R. Rodríguez (512) 463-0129
You can call day or night!
This is one of those majorly important  things that will impact the    lives of the people you care about. Take the  10 minutes and make the    calls. PLEASE!
Most of the media has reported that this is an anti-trans/anti-gay   marriage bill. What they don’t seem to understand is the a bill has 2   pieces: the bill text and the bill intent. The intent is what gives any   law context. Legislative intent is the thing that judges look at when   trying to make a legal decisions.It is the legislative intent of   SB 723 to ensure that Littleton case law logic becomes the context   through which the State of Texas views the process of defining legal   sex. Littleton case law states that whatever sex the doctor puts on your   birth certificate is infallible and can never be changed no matter   what. Should this become the context through which the Sate of Texas   MUST view legal sex, it will ruin the lives of thousands of Texans. To   be blunt, men will be forced to assume a legal female sex and women will   be forced to assume a legal male sex. From the use of official Texas   identification to the use of restrooms, SB 723 can purposefully cripple   the lives of thousands of Texans who suffer from a valid medical   condition.SB 723 is a cancer that will undermine the ability of   transgender person to function in society. SB 723 will do what it seems   to be intended to do: single out and wreak havoc in the lives of trans   people.

Call your TX Senator and ask them to vote NO on SB 723 #SB723

Texas Senator Williams (R –Woodlands) has made it clear that he is an extremist who believes that politicians should get to decide what sex you are. If your child is intersex, he believes that his opinion counts more than the informed counsel of medical, psychological and/or genetic specialists. He thinks he knows what legal sex an intersex child must be better than the child’s own parents.  In complex cases where a child is intersex, Williams wants to take away the power of a parent as well as Texas judges to make informed decisions based upon expert testimony.

In 1999, the Texas 4th circuit court of appeals used a 40 year old defunct non-American law as guidance to conclude that God made 2 immutable sexes which relegated all the Texas children and adults who undergo genital corrective surgery into a legal limbo.

“The deeper philosophical (and now legal) question is: can a physician change the gender of a person with a scalpel, drugs and counseling, or is a person’s gender immutably fixed by our Creator at birth?” – Chief Justice Phil Hardberger, Littleton v Prange, 1999

In support of Justice Hardberger’s logic, Justice Karen Angelini recognized the fact that Littleton v Prange is problematic for intersex people, saying:

[Because] we lack statutory guidance at this time, we must instead be guided by biological factors such as chromosomes, gonads, and genitalia at birth. […] such biological considerations are preferable to psychological factors as tools for making the decision we must make. I note, however, that ‘real difficulties … will occur if these three criteria [chromosomal, gonadal and genital tests] are not congruent.’ We must recognize the fact that, even when biological factors are considered, there are those individuals whose sex may be ambiguous. Having recognized this fact, I express no opinion as to how the law would view such individuals with regard to marriage. We are, however, not presented with such a case at this time.” – Justice Karen Angelini, (Concurring Opinion) Littleton v Prange, 1999

In other words, they knew Littleton v Prange would be problematic for intersex Texans, but they just didn’t care. Under Littleton v Prange case law, everyone is whatever your doctor said you were on your birth certificate and that can never be challenged no matter what gonads, chromosomes or natural gender you are later found to have.

SB 723 was resurrected Monday because Senate Democrat Carlos Uresti was persuaded to support it. Sen. Uresti comes from San Antonio and San Antonio is where Littleton case law comes from.

We beat SB 723 once before and we can do it again!

All we need do is what we did last time… with one small difference: If you know of anyone living in San Antonio, get them to call the turncoat Sen. Uresti and demand that he vote AGAINST SB 723. He needs to hear from his constituents!

Priority One: Contact Sen. Uresti

Phone: (512) 463-0119

Fax: (512) 463-1017

Email: carlos.uresti@senate.state.tx.us

Web Mail: http://www.senate.state.tx.us/75r/senate/members/dist19/dist19.htm#form

Demand that he VOTE and that he VOTES AGAINST SB 723!

Afterwards, call the rest of the Democratic Senators and tell them to VOTE AGAINST SB 723:

Mario Gallegos (512) 463-0106
Wendy Davis (512) 463-0110
Rodney G. Ellis (512) 463-0113
Kirk Watson (512) 463-0114
John Whitmire (512) 463-0115
Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa (512) 463-0120
Judith Zaffirini (512) 463-0121
Royce West (512) 463-0123
Leticia R. Van de Putte (512) 463-0126
Eduardo A. (Eddie) Lucio, Jr. (512) 463-0127
José R. Rodríguez (512) 463-0129

You can call day or night!

This is one of those majorly important things that will impact the lives of the people you care about. Take the 10 minutes and make the calls. PLEASE!

Most of the media has reported that this is an anti-trans/anti-gay marriage bill. What they don’t seem to understand is the a bill has 2 pieces: the bill text and the bill intent. The intent is what gives any law context. Legislative intent is the thing that judges look at when trying to make a legal decisions.

It is the legislative intent of SB 723 to ensure that Littleton case law logic becomes the context through which the State of Texas views the process of defining legal sex. Littleton case law states that whatever sex the doctor puts on your birth certificate is infallible and can never be changed no matter what. Should this become the context through which the Sate of Texas MUST view legal sex, it will ruin the lives of thousands of Texans. To be blunt, men will be forced to assume a legal female sex and women will be forced to assume a legal male sex. From the use of official Texas identification to the use of restrooms, SB 723 can purposefully cripple the lives of thousands of Texans who suffer from a valid medical condition.

SB 723 is a cancer that will undermine the ability of transgender person to function in society. SB 723 will do what it seems to be intended to do: single out and wreak havoc in the lives of trans people.