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originally posted by: AlongCamePaul
The doctor deserves a nobel peace prize for his common sense and integrity.
The National Association for Research & Therapy of Homosexuality (NARTH), also known as the NARTH Institute, is an organization that offers conversion therapy and other regimens that purport to change the sexual orientation of people with same-sex attraction. NARTH has been described by a Christian ministry group as a ministry partner that is "a multi-disciplinary professional and scientific organization dedicated to the service of persons who experience unwanted homosexual (same-sex) attractions (SSA)".
NARTH often partners with religious groups, such as Jews Offering New Alternatives for Healing, Joel 2:25 International, and Evergreen International in Positive Alternatives to Homosexuality. The NARTH website contains a resource list of theological articles.
originally posted by: Hecate666
Those that don't understand trans people have a right to disagree, who can blame them, they have never been through it and all they see is guys putting up make up [some in a really awful way] and then demand unquestionable acceptance.
Everyone is to change their minds immediately or they feel the wrath of the 'community'.
originally posted by: onequestion
a reply to: Annee
I think there's been plenty of legitimate questions from both sides of the table and plenty of reason why people speculate and are curious about it and what more information.
originally posted by: kaylaluv
a reply to: onequestion
Ha, someone on one of the other transgender thread just posted "keep the weirdos out of the bathroom." You don't think that's rude?
States across the country have introduced harmful legislation or initiatives that seek to repeal non-discrimination protections or restrict transgender people’s access to gender-specific facilities like restrooms. Those who are pushing these proposals have claimed that these proposals are necessary for public safety and to prevent sexual violence against women and children. As rape crisis centers, shelters, and other service providers who work each and every day to meet the needs of all survivors and reduce sexual assault and domestic violence throughout society, we speak from experience and expertise when we state that these claims are false.
Nondiscrimination laws protecting transgender people have existed for a long time. Over 200 municipalities and 18 states have nondiscrimination laws protecting transgender people’s access to facilities consistent with the gender they live every day. In some cases, these protections have been in place for decades. These laws have protected people from discrimination without creating harm. None of those jurisdictions have seen a rise in sexual violence or other public safety issues due to nondiscrimination laws. Assaulting another person in a restroom or changing room remains against the law in every single state. We operate and advocate for rape crisis centers and shelters all over the country, including in cities and states with non-discrimination protections for transgender people. Those protections have not weakened public safety or criminal laws, nor have they compromised their enforcement.
It's not a new regime. Non-discrimination laws protecting transgender people have been on the books in several states and many cities across the country for many years now. We have the ability to look at statistics in those areas.
originally posted by: TheLaughingGod
a reply to: BO XIAN
I'm not being skeptical here - well maybe a little - but do you have a source you could find for that first statement of yours? Or a direction you could point me in?