Maybe when President Donald Trump is finished building a wall across the Mexican border, he can consider building another one around the state of Oregon. Because damn, things are getting weird in the Pacific Northwest.
The state that decided a Christian bakery had to fork over more than $100,000 to a lesbian couple for the “mental anguish” they caused by refusing to bake them a wedding cake has made history once again. On Friday, Multnomah County Circuit Court Judge Amy Holmes Hehn allowed a woman named Jamie Schupe to officially change her sex from female to “non-binary.”
“The sexual reassignment has been completed,” said the judge. “No person has shown cause why the requested General Judgment should not be granted.”
Apparently, the judge needed someone to tell her that some people are born female, others are born male, and that’s…that’s just about it.
But why bring science and common sense into the mix when you can just make willy-nilly rulings that give you a warm feeling in your bleeding heart? Why bother sticking to the facts of reality when you can become an instant hero to LGBT groups like Basic Rights Oregon?
That group’s co-executive director, Nancy Haque, heralded the ruling as a “momentous day for genderqueer Oregonians.”
In an interview with a local paper, Haque said, “It’s really exciting for the courts to recognize what we know to be true: gender is a spectrum. Some people don’t identify as male or female.”
Good for them. No one’s forcing them to. If they want to go around telling people they are neither male nor female, well, it’s a free country, isn’t it?
But there’s a big difference between letting people hold on to their psychological delusions and codifying those delusions into law. This judge wouldn’t dream of allowing Jamie Shupe to legally declare herself a kangaroo, would she? In all likelihood, she wouldn’t even allow her to change her documented race. But because “gender fluidity” is suddenly the big liberal trend these days, these activist judges are perfectly willing to make rulings every bit as ridiculous as those two examples.
“I was assigned male at birth due to biology,” said Shupe. “I’m stuck with that for life. My gender identity is definitely female. My gender identity has never been male, but I feel like I have to own up to my male biology. Being non-binary allows me to do that. I’m a mixture of both. I consider myself as a third sex.”
Terrific. Thousands of people consider themselves Jesus Christ.
It doesn’t mean the rest of us should have to.