posted on Oct, 31 2013 @ 11:21 PM
reply to post by marg6043
I guess Germany wants to become now controversial.
Or perhaps they simply prefer to leave decisions on sexuality to the affected individual rather than impose them externally.
Sexual determination by 'scientific' means has led to terrible errors, traumas and ruined lives in the past (as heartbreakingly and horrifically
described in Jeffrey Eugenides in Middlesex
). Why perpetuate it?
'Science' also once told us that people who are attracted to members of their own sex were sick 'deviants'. Frankly, the record of science in this
particular department of human history inspires no confidence whatsoever.
In Germany under Nazi rule, 'science' consigned thousands of homosexuals, hermaphrodites and other such 'deviants' to internment, torture and
death. Given that history, I think the German government has acted prudently, humanely and correctly in this matter. I heartily approve.
Many enlightened countries allow people to 'change sex' — adopt the physical and behavioural traits generally displayed by members of the opposite
sex. Men become 'women' by taking hormones and having themselves surgically altered. Women do the same; I have a male transsexual friend who began
life as a woman. If people who are quite evidently one sex or another (transsexuals don't change their DNA) are permitted to change their
self-reported sexuality, why should those who are visibly of indeterminate sex not be allowed to?