Many of you were shocked seeing our report of the bizarre and sad "Transgender Lobby Day" at the Massachusetts State House -- and the legislators who are supporting it.
It doesn't take an M.D. to understand that transgenderism is a tragic sickness, not a natural behavior that needs to be encouraged, despite what Massachusetts politicians want you to believe. Now, the courts are finally starting to agree with what the mental health profession has been saying all along. But it took a bizarre case - and a tortured outcome - to bring it about.
The United States Tax Court ruled on Feb. 2 that Gender Identity Disorder is "a well-recognized and serious mental disorder". This squares with the mental health profession's assessment in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (Fourth Edition) and practically all of the medical profession.
Read the Associated Press article HERE
MassResistance and the pro-family community have been trying to make that point to the Massachusetts Legislature regarding the "Transgender Rights and Hate Crimes Bill" (H1728), which forces the normalization and even encouragement of open transgenderism and cross-dressing throughout society, with fines and jail time for people who voice dissent.
READ our synopsis and full report of Bill 1728
Download our pamphlet on Bill 1728 HERE
The case involved an eerie former member of the Massachusetts Commission for Gay Lesbian Bisexual and Transgender Youth, Rhiannon O'Donnabhain, who is a 65-year-old man who dresses as a woman and has had hormone injections to grow female-like breasts. The Commission sends homosexual and transgender activists into public schools to set up programs to normalize those behaviors to schoolchildren.
|Rhiannon O'Donnabhain, a man with hormone-induced female-like breasts who dresses as a women, worked with public schoolchildren as a member of the Massachusetts Commission for Gay Lesbian Bisexual and Transgender Youth. Your tax money at work!|
Mr. O'Donnabhain was suing the IRS because they refused to accept a $5,000 "medical deduction" involving his sex-change surgery. According to news reports, the IRS had said that the surgery was "cosmetic and not medically necessary."
However, the court got one part of it terribly wrong - that trying to "change" one's sex through medical procedures constitutes "appropriate and effective treatment."
Their ruling stated:
The evidence amply supports the conclusions that petitioner suffered from severe GID, that GID is a well-recognized and serious mental disorder, and that hormone therapy and sex reassignment surgery are considered appropriate and effective treatments for GID by psychiatrists and other mental health professionals who are knowledgeable concerning the condition.
There are some rogue and activist medical people who are willing to attempt such procedures, which range from hormones to actual mutilations and so-called body sculpting. But that continues and exacerbates the disorder and often the psychological suffering of the patient, often into new, destructive directions.
Medical research finds that attempted "sex re-assignment" actually causes more distress. Psychological problems such as GID require appropriate psychological treatment.
A few good articles on this:
"Victory" claimed by the gay lobby
Strangely, O'Donnabhain was represented by the homosexual law firm Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders (GLAD) which considers this a victory because it now opens the door to a flood of "sex-reassignment" surgeries which now can be considered tax-deductible.
Their strategy appears to be force America to accept the idea of sex-change, and then attack the medical community and force them to change it from being a disorder, much the way they did with homosexuality itself.
Rhiannon O'Donnabhain will always biologically be a man who has tragically mutilated his body because of a psychological issue. We must not allow the Massachusetts Legislature to inflict the radical Transgender Rights and Hate Crimes bill, which would encourage such practices, on society.