New York City to Fine Employers Who Refer to ‘Transgendered’ Workers by Birth Gender

Transgender Credit Dedda71NEW YORK — The New York City Commission on Human Rights has announced new guidelines under the city’s Human Rights Law that may impose fines on employers who use masculine pronouns for male workers who wish to identify as women and vice versa.

The Commission released its interpretive guide to the law on Monday, which includes a prohibition on “[i]ntentionally failing to use an individual’s preferred name, pronoun or title,” such as “repeatedly calling a transgender woman ‘him’ or ‘Mr.’ when she has made it clear that she prefers female pronouns and a female title.”

The guidelines state that employers should ask all workers to provide their preferred pronoun, and “should not limit the options for identification to male and female only.”

“Some transgender and gender non-conforming people prefer to use pronouns other than he/him/his or she/her/hers, such as they/them/theirs or ze/hir,” the document outlines.

Employers are also banned from having dress codes that would require men to dress as men and women to dress as women or to require workers to use the restroom that correlates with their birth gender. Businesses are likewise required to offer health benefits for employees seeking to obtain sex change treatments.

Violations could result in penalties up to $125,000 and up to $250,000 for transgressions of the law that are considered to be “willfull, wanton or malicious conduct.”

“Today’s guidance provides bold and explicit examples of violations, sending a clear message to employers, landlords, business owners, and the general public what the City considers to be discrimination under the law,” the Commission wrote in its announcement.

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Commissioner Carmelyn Malalis specifically threatened aggressive enforcement.

“Today’s guidance makes it abundantly clear what the City considers to be discrimination under the law and the Commission will continue to aggressively enforce protections to make that promise a reality,” she said in a statement.

Mayor Bill DeBlasio made similar comments in support of the release of the guidelines.

“New York has always been a diverse and welcoming city and our laws are designed to protect every New Yorker, regardless of their gender identity,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio. “Today’s new guidelines strengthen those laws by ensuring that every transgender and gender non-conforming person in New York receives the dignity and respect they deserve.”

But not all believe that one must support and affirm a person’s desire to live as those of the opposite sex. As previously reported, Walt Heyer, a 75-year-old man who obtained a sex change operation in the 1980’s to live as a woman for eight years before reverting back to his biological gender, is now sharing his story with the world of how Christ redeemed his life and gave him hope.

“Nobody’s ever born a transgender,” he told the Daily Mail in January. “They’re manufactured as a result of something, a developmental childhood issue that has yet to be determined for many people.”

“All of them have some level of depression, and we’re not treating them,” Heyer lamented. “We’re just cutting off body parts and giving them a new name and a new gender.”

“God designed man; He designed women,” he also said in a video recorded last year. “God will redeem the lives of people who struggle with gender identity issues just like I did. He redeemed my life, and I’ve been free from it as a result of that.”


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  • Nidalap

    Truth IS terribly politically incorrect…

    • WorldGoneCrazy

      Great testimony by Mr. Heyer though, wasn’t it?

      • JohnDoe11

        Yes it was, Crazy.

  • bowie1

    New York is starting to act like the Taliban in a left wing sort of way.

  • http://www.bing.com/ Martin Smit

    Clearly “transgender” people are not in need of employment. I would find any reason not to hire someone who introduces a risk of legal trouble. It sounds like it is enough trouble that it is worthwhile to pay for a better background check. Nobody needs that when they are trying to run a business. Did the cross dressers actually ask for this, and did any of them think it through?

    • Becky

      That’s just it, they can’t reason while in that state…and yes, I also mean NY lol

  • Rose Marie Pongratz

    I would certainly search the english language to find a way not to mention female/male denunciations or as a last resort avoid communication

    • Becky

      Wonder if they’ll go after foreign languages, too.

  • FoJC_Forever

    New York has been corrupt for decades. This should come as no surprise. The further into debauchery America gets the more foolish laws will be written and enforced.

    Judgement is coming.

    • The Last Trump

      Methinks judgment is already HERE.
      And this is just another sad example of it.

      • Josey

        The judgement that God is about to pour out will be like no other in all of time, thankfully we who belong to Him will not have to see it for the wrath of God is not for His children but for the unrepentant. Judgement is coming and woe to those who it falls upon.

      • Valri

        hahahahahahahahaha “judgment”

  • The Last Trump

    The thought and speech police strike again.
    Welcome once again to Bizarro AmeriKa comrades.

    • Josey

      no worries Trump Jesus is coming soon for us His bride and judgement is coming to the unrepentant. There is coming a day soon when we will be rid of sin forever, hallelujah! And we will be transformed from this imperfect body and be given a new one that is perfect and sinless.

      • Valri

        It scares me that there are people like you who think that way.

        • The Last Trump

          THAT’s nothin’ Poog!
          You should see those sneaky, hate filled pro aborts in sheeps clothing who pretend to be concerned about the slaughter of millions of innocent unborn children but instead actually promote child murder with every post!
          I know right? Talk about truly frightening! Yikes!
          Be sure to keep a watchful eye out for THOSE sickos, Poogster…..

          • Valri

            Which has what to do with a paranoid schizophrenic end times view of the world, Mr. Unbalanced?

          • The Last Trump

            Shhhhh! Not so loud.
            They might be listening…

            (And calling OTHERS schizophrenic are we!? This from the troll with more online profiles than a leopard has spots! Hee, hee! Still a riot, Muffin!:)

          • Valri

            “I would love to explain The Theory of Evolution to you Last Trump,
            unfortunately it’s not practical, I could snort 10 pounds of cocaine,
            smoke 6 pounds of meth drop enough LSD to kill an elephant, then put a
            drill through my forehead and my IQ would still be so high compared to
            yours that you still couldn’t grasp a single word I said.”

            – from FSTDT dot com

          • The Last Trump

            Yeah, that sounds like something those “intellectuals” would say.
            Great example of what that site represents.
            Thanks for posting! Keep em coming Muffin! 🙂

          • Valri

            Oh! Glad to.

            “Good grief, you are monumentally stupid.”

            “Well first thing you should do is understand what theory means and how hypothesis becomes theory.”

            “He’s like an idiotic fundie version of Handsome Jack.”

            “Please cite the date and time that evolution ceased being a theory”

            https://en.wikipedia. org/wiki/E._coli_long-term_evolution_experiment

            You’ll have to ask Richard Lenski about the exact time, but the date? 24th February 1988 to February 2010. Meanwhile, please hold your breath until reality bends to your will, The Last Fart.

            NEXT!”

            hahahahahahahahahahahahaha

          • The Last Trump

            Wow! Must have struck a nerve there, huh Muffin?
            You seem to suddenly be stuck on ranting uncontrollably about your hate site! Hee, hee! Go on. Surely there must be more?
            I AM a superstar there, you know. What else ya got?

          • Valri

            Her hee yourself Charlie. As usual you zero in on the (well-deserved) insults but completely fail to acknowledge that every one of those people handed your butt to you in terms of actual knowledge. Ignorance really IS bliss, isn’t it, Muffin Head? You seriously want more? You know I got a million of ’em…your celebrity status ensures us of that!

            HEE HEE HEE! HEE HEE HEE! HEE HEE HEE!!!

          • Ax2root

            Mentally unsound because you oppose your Creator

          • Valri

            My creator and I are just fine, thanks.

          • afchief

            Explain to me how non-life created life?

          • Valri

            Explain how God poofed everything into existence.

          • afchief

            It’s called faith.

            Hebrews 11:6 (NASB) And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him.

          • The Last Trump

            Explain how nothing did.
            Thanks.

          • Valri

            No one believes that, Trumpy. Beat the living hell out of as many strawmen as you like.

  • acontraryview

    Local control over local issues. Surely the conservatives must be supportive of this.

    • Nidalap

      Always much love for the political correctness! 🙂

      • acontraryview

        How is local control over local issues “political correctness”?

        • Nidalap

          Now you’re just being contrary! 🙂

  • Josey

    Employers are also banned from having dress codes that would require men to dress as men and women to dress as women or to require workers to use the restroom that correlates with their birth gender.

    Guess business owners have lost the right in NY to have dress codes, ridiculous. And I will call a man a man whether he wears a dress or not same for women who want to be a man. I’m not going to lie about it so they can feel better about themselves or if they prefer I can say it as the pronoun since they are the ones confused not me about their gender. And requiring them to provide insurance to cover these perverted operations..judgement is coming. Jesus is returning for His bride soon, I can hear the wedding bells ringing.

    • Melissa L.

      Your intolerance has nothing to do with emulating Christ. It has only to do with judgement, which you have no moral authority to hold over another of God’s creations.

      • The Last Trump

        Ah yes, ANOTHER member of the tolerance police, seeking out those who have opinions that differ from yours and scolding THEM about THEIR (!?) tolerance!
        Hee, hee! Just never gets old! 🙂

      • 201821208 :)

        gotquestions dot org/do-not-judge dot html

      • Ax2root

        People Agree with God or devil

        All people are created heterosexual and with XX female or XY male DNA

        ANTTHING else is physically abnormal or mentally confused

  • Becky

    These “transgender” homosexual men are going to go after heterosexual men. They dress up like women, even change some outwardly parts, and seek after other men…heterosexual men that, in some cases, have no idea that they’re not women at all. So, a poor fellow at work won’t be warned by his boss/co-workers that Tammy is really Todd for fear of a discrimination lawsuit. Now, here’s another good reason not to date for ya.

    • Oshtur

      Since many transgender men are married to women and even stay with their wives after transition all you are doing is showing how little you know on the subject.

  • afchief

    Transgender….another word for homosexual!

    • Valri

      Nonsense. Completely unrelated. If you’re transgendered it has no bearing on your attraction.

      • afchief

        Let me repeat!! Transgender….another word for homosexual!

        • Valri

          Let ME repeat. You were wrong the first time and you’re still wrong. Changing your gender doesn’t change your attraction in the process. If you were attracted to women initially, you still will be.

          • afchief

            LOL!

    • Melissa L.

      Which shows how little you understand. A person can be transgender and not be homosexual. But that actually takes some compassionate interest to reach understanding.

      • afchief

        There is NO such thing as a transgender!!! If God made you a man, then you are a man. Your DNA does NOT change. If you have sex with the same sex, you ARE homosexual.

  • Truthhurts24

    NY is a cesspool of iniquity. Gods Judgement will come upon America and I believe NY will be the 1st to go into destruction.

    • Melissa L.

      Talk about hubris! You speak as if you know the mind and intention of God itself. May you be forgiven.

      • Truthhurts24

        God is not an it but a divine being. I pray that Christ will forgive you for your ignorance about your Creator. NY is no different than Sodom and Gommorrah therefore I believe it will be one of the 1st targets for Gods wrath. I don’t know the Fathers intentions but I know enough from his word that he hates abomination and rebellion against his laws.

        • Melissa L.

          “His” laws? You assign God a gender? Again, hubris! You don’t know God’s laws, except by the actual words of Jesus, God’s divine Son. Show me where Jesus ever stated what “abomination” means to God.

          • Truthhurts24

            Christ and God are the same . Whatever God considers an abomination Christ also agrees. Man is created in Gods image which means God looks like man. Christ was God in the flesh so how can you say God is not a gender. You sound like a new ager.

  • Oshtur

    Now honest is it to use a picture of a drag queen putting on makeup for a story about transgendered people? Does the person responsible not know the difference?

  • 201821208 :)

    “male and female created He them” Gen. 1:27
    “And He answered and said, “Have you not read that He who created them from the beginning made them male and female” Matthew 19:4

  • Ax2root

    Put on bathroom doors either XX DNA ( females) or XY ( males)

    ONLY THOSE PEOPLE meeting THAT DNA CRITERIA CAN enter that bathroom

  • wb63

    It’s bullshit that they should have to offer benefits that provide for gender reassignment surgery. It’s obviously an elective surgery. Why should the employer have to cover it.