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The (Oregon) Law Is An Ass

But the law is also a teacher -- and in Oregon, it teaches that gender theory is factually true

Courts invite contempt upon themselves for decisions like this:

An Oregon judge ruled Friday that a transgender person can legally change their sex to “non-binary” rather than male or female in what legal experts believe is a first in the United States.

Multnomah County Circuit Court Judge Amy Holmes Hehn legally changed 52-year-old Jamie Shupe’s sex from “female” to non-binary.

Nancy Haque, a co-executive director for Basic Rights Oregon, called the ruling a “momentous day for genderqueer Oregonians.”

“It’s really exciting for the courts to actually recognize what we know to be true: gender is a spectrum,” Haque said. “Some people don’t identify as male or female.”

Yes, that’s really exciting. The basic institutions of American society, having deconstructed marriage, are now deconstructing gender. What could it hurt, right?

Here’s the plaintiff who won the case:

Shupe, an Army veteran who retired in 2000 a sergeant first class, began transitioning in 2013 while living in Pittsburg. Shupe knew then that neither male nor female fit. Shupe chose “Jamie” as a new first name primarily because it is a gender-neutral name. Shupe prefers to be called “Jamie,” rather than by a pronoun.

“I was assigned male at birth due to biology,” Shupe said. “I’m stuck with that for life. My gender identity is definitely feminine. 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.”

In Oregon, everything has to change to accommodate this disturbed person’s desires. If the law is sometimes an ass, it is always a teacher. Therefore, in Oregon, the law instructs the society that male and female are mere options among many that the autonomous individual might choose.

Who consulted the American people about this? Something as fundamental to humanity as gender is being redefined by judicial fiat. This is what American liberalism means in 2016.