Gender neutral passports expose political elites as completely mad, says Mercy Muroki

US citizens can replace their male or female categorisation on their passports with a 'X' from today

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As of today, American citizens can now have a gender neutral ‘X’ on their passport, instead of male or female. Adding for the first time a third category on passports in the country.

The US Special Diplomatic Envoy for LGBTQ rights, Jessica Stern said this of the move, and I quote: “The addition of a third gender marker propels the US forward toward ensuring that our administrative systems account for the diversity of gender identity, gender expression and sex characteristics among US citizen”…

Well, I think the star spangled banner of the once a great nation that is America has lost its shine.

Someone holding a trans flag in the USA.
Someone holding a trans flag in the USA.

The social and political elites of the left seem to be utterly high on some completely mad ideas.

For instance, Biden promised to elect the first black female Supreme Court Justice if he was voted in as President – to his credit, that’s exactly what he did.

And to her credit, Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, now the first black female Supreme Court Justice in American History, is a very highly qualified Harvard-educated lawyer.

Whether or not electing someone to a position because of their race is a clever idea or not - spoiler alert - its not - is another whole debate.

What I care about is that during her confirmation hearing, she was asked this question: “Can you provide a definition of the word ‘woman’?”

Trans protesters in New York City
Trans protesters in New York City

Her response? “No, I cannot. I’m not a biologist."

Supreme Court Justices are the people tasked as the final arbiters of law. They are supposed to deal in truth and fact.

I'm not a vet but I know a dog when I see what.

But again, the American elites of the left are suffering from delirium on the issue of sex and gender.

Back on the passports issue. I was under the impression that a passport is meant to be a factual account of an individual's identity. Not an account of how one happens to feel at a particular time, not who they want to present as. But a truthful, verifiable, legal account of an individual's factual characteristics.

I do not object to individuals who have legally changed from male to female or vice versa changing their sex on their passport. Fine.

But allowing individuals to put their sex as ‘X’? Really?

Not identifying as male or female, feeling that you are gender-neutral, does not absolve you from being factually or legally male or female.

Luckily for us here in Britain, our own Supreme Court has got it right so far on this.

In a court case last December, they said that not allowing people to put an ‘X’ did not breach human rights. This was after a gender-neutral campaigner took the case to court, arguing it was against their human right to not be able to identify as having no gender on their passport.

The Supreme Court dismissed the case unanimously.

Lord Reed, president of the Supreme Court, said this, and I quote: “there is no legislation in the United Kingdom which recognises a non-gendered category of individuals”.

He added that the government was ‘legitimate’ in “maintaining a coherent approach to issues of gender across law and administration”.

Look, it's my belief that people out there do genuinely feel like they are born in the wrong body, people feel like they don’t fit neatly into the category of male and female, I believe that. And I feel for them.

I think they should be treated with the same respect and dignity as anybody else.

But I won’t be forced to accept that we should, as a society, ignore facts and truth for the sake of feelings.