PC Police in this Major City Are Banning Free Speech
The PC Police in New York City are cracking down on free expression in a big way. The new law? If you should dare refer to a transgender person by the wrong pronoun, you could face a massive fine. Yes, really:
In another confirmation that political correctness means a draconian police state, updated so-called “transgender discrimination” laws in New York City will see landlords, employers and businesses fined and possibly jailed for refusing to say that biology does not exist.
That’s right, if property owners identify employees or tenants by their 23rd chromosomal pair by using “improper pronouns” in reference to those who “don’t identify with the gender they were assigned at birth,” they could now see fines of up to $250,000.
On Monday, the New York City Commission on Human Rights updated the city’s Transgender Rights Bill by releasing new guidance that makes clear what constitutes gender identity and gender expression discrimination.
According to NYC.gov, the guidance lists several ways employers, landlords, and business owners can violate the law:
Intentionally failing to use an individual’s preferred name, pronoun or title. For example, repeatedly calling a transgender woman “him” or “Mr.” when she has made it clear that she prefers female pronouns and a female title.
Refusing to allow individuals to use single-sex facilities, such as bathrooms or locker rooms, and participate in single-sex programs, consistent with their gender identity. For example, barring a transgender woman from a women’s restroom out of concern that she will make others uncomfortable.
Enforcing dress codes, uniforms, and grooming standards that impose different requirements based on sex or gender. For example, enforcing a policy that requires men to wear ties or women to wear skirts.
Failing to providing employee health benefits that cover gender-affirming care or failing to provide reasonable accommodations for individuals undergoing gender transition, including medical appointments and recovery, where such reasonable accommodations are provided to other employees.
In the '60s, liberals demanded more free speech and less censorship. Now that they're in power, they're using that power to enforce conformity at gunpoint. This is an absolute outrage, and it's also what we should expect from Democrats going forward.