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New York businesses face hefty penalties for ‘misgendering’ customers

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posted on May, 19 2016 @ 03:00 PM
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Now we learn the New York City Mayor’s Commission on Human Rights has produced some kind of guide to address the very controversial issues about how to "address" people by their preferred gender pronouns.

The article says some guidance was issued last December, but does not provide any links.

Apparently there exists a New York City Human Rights Law.

We now see "fines" being threatened by government for violations.

I imagine many lawsuits will be coming.

How does a "business" know for sure if someone is in the established categories in question?

How does anyone know if somebody is acting in an attempt to trigger a lucrative financial lawsuit?

The Obama Administration has been busy since last week to get "interpretations" of laws out to many selected groups like school districts and hospitals and doctors.

New York businesses face hefty penalties for ‘misgendering’ customers


Greeting customers as “Mr.” or “Mrs.” — or even not using the pronoun “ze” or “zir” — could prove costly for New York City businesses under rules drafted by Mayor Bill de Blasio’s bureaucrats.

The Gotham mayor’s Commission on Human Rights says entities that fail to address customers by their preferred gender pronouns and titles are in violation of the law and could be subject to penalties of up to $250,000.

The commission issued a “legal enforcement guidance” for the New York City Human Rights Law, which now “requires employers and converted 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.”


Government Micro-Managment at its Finest !!




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posted on May, 19 2016 @ 03:03 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen

That city needs to undergo some serious Biblical cleansing.

It is off the rails in NYC.


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posted on May, 19 2016 @ 03:09 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen

This whole transgender thing is really getting ridiculous.



posted on May, 19 2016 @ 03:11 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen

Time to begin referring to EVERYONE in terms such as 'CITIZEN' Smith...or 'COMRADE' Smith.

I can almost hear the octogenarian greeters at the front door now: "Welcome to Target, Citizen."
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posted on May, 19 2016 @ 03:11 PM
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Hmmm. No link to the law itself in the article, so how can we properly vet this?
edit on 19-5-2016 by kaylaluv because: (no reason given)


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posted on May, 19 2016 @ 03:14 PM
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Oh sweet angel of death..Ze or Zir..i thought the whole goal of transgendering was to be Mister or Miss/Mrs..

This world really is becoming The most effed-up Monty Python episode in cosmic history.



posted on May, 19 2016 @ 03:16 PM
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a reply to: IAMTAT

Might as well,indeed.In fact it would probably be the best,would cut out preposterous # like this in the OP.


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posted on May, 19 2016 @ 03:17 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen

Why would anyone in New York City worry when the prefered method of addressing people is 'Hey you'.



posted on May, 19 2016 @ 03:18 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen

America, where several dozen new laws are created on a daily (hourly?) basis.

Hilarious that Budweiser has the nerve to put "Land of the Free, Home of the Brave" on their "America" beer cans for the summer.


The Machine continues to grow and grow. Everyone gets offended and asks for more laws - stupid frickin logic.



posted on May, 19 2016 @ 03:20 PM
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originally posted by: Raxoxane
a reply to: IAMTAT

Might as well,indeed.In fact it would probably be the best,would cut out preposterous # like this in the OP.


Thank you for your contribution to the collective, Citizen Raxoxane.



posted on May, 19 2016 @ 03:22 PM
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a reply to: IAMTAT

You're welcome, citizen IAMTAT



posted on May, 19 2016 @ 03:22 PM
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originally posted by: kaylaluv
Hmmm. No link to the law itself in the article, so how can we properly vet this?


What's this vetting you speak of?



posted on May, 19 2016 @ 03:26 PM
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originally posted by: kaylaluv
Hmmm. No link to the law itself in the article, so how can we properly vet this?


That was my question as well.

but here's a link to the NYC Commission on Human Rights



posted on May, 19 2016 @ 03:39 PM
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Ok even I think this is stupid.



posted on May, 19 2016 @ 04:07 PM
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You know, for as much as statists hate big business, they sure are scaring the s# out of little guys thinking about starting even a modest one.

Consolidate power into the hands of the people you hate.

Morons.




posted on May, 19 2016 @ 05:44 PM
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So, NYC is against free speech?? That's quite literally what this is. I can call anyone I want "Turtle", and they can't complain. As for those so-called "pronouns", oh, **** no! I will not redo the language for this nonsense. Imagine the grammar lessons in the schools......



posted on May, 19 2016 @ 06:07 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen

And did you see anything in there that comes close to your claim? I didn't.



posted on May, 19 2016 @ 06:10 PM
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originally posted by: xuenchen
Now we learn the New York City Mayor’s Commission on Human Rights has produced some kind of guide to address the very controversial issues about how to "address" people by their preferred gender pronouns.

The article says some guidance was issued last December, but does not provide any links.

Apparently there exists a New York City Human Rights Law.

We now see "fines" being threatened by government for violations.

I imagine many lawsuits will be coming.

How does a "business" know for sure if someone is in the established categories in question?

How does anyone know if somebody is acting in an attempt to trigger a lucrative financial lawsuit?

The Obama Administration has been busy since last week to get "interpretations" of laws out to many selected groups like school districts and hospitals and doctors.

New York businesses face hefty penalties for ‘misgendering’ customers


Greeting customers as “Mr.” or “Mrs.” — or even not using the pronoun “ze” or “zir” — could prove costly for New York City businesses under rules drafted by Mayor Bill de Blasio’s bureaucrats.

The Gotham mayor’s Commission on Human Rights says entities that fail to address customers by their preferred gender pronouns and titles are in violation of the law and could be subject to penalties of up to $250,000.

The commission issued a “legal enforcement guidance” for the New York City Human Rights Law, which now “requires employers and converted 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.”


Government Micro-Managment at its Finest !!





Everybody just start saying "Hello! fellow human"

Problem solved. Send me my check.



posted on May, 19 2016 @ 06:12 PM
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originally posted by: RainbowPhoenix
Ok even I think this is stupid.


"Stupid" ?

I would say this is downright Authoritarian Tyranny



posted on May, 19 2016 @ 06:15 PM
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a reply to: In4ormant

No. I am a transperson. I identify as a blue-footed booby. You just offended me! I demand that every place have a booby-only safe space. I will also be getting my feet tattooed a solid blue ... and feather implants.


I will also be requiring a private perch be installed so that I can do my business like a bird does.
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