Equally important is the means by which the bill establishes transgender people as “separate”. The bill mandates that transgender people be given unique identifiers on their birth certificates, outing them as transgender. Anyone born in Iowa who wishes to change their birth certificate after obtaining gender-affirming care would be forced to have both gender markers on their birth certificates, making their transgender identity obvious any time they use their birth certificate. This raises the question: why is it so important for the state to readily identify transgender people?
A badly written article – it dives into the weeds and details far too early, without actually explaining what is being whined about – on an issue of little importance – birth certificates will record natal observation – and so on. But it’s about trans, by trans.
Yep, that’s the US edition of The Guardian. The UK one is far more robust on this matter these days. Freddie complained, around the time he gave birth, that the appearance of an article in The Guardian by someone not wholly supporting trans demands made him fear for his very life. Freddie has “moved on” from The Guardian.
Strange as it may seem the London end of the paper is odd, wrong, deluded etc, but not actively mad. They might want to get more of a grip on the editorial line of the US end.