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NYT Doesn’t Skip a Beat, Jumps Right to Transgendered Persons

By on 8.1.13 | 12:13PM

Barely a month after the historic Supreme Court decisions on marriage, The New York Times editorial board has declared the "next civil rights frontier": transgenderism:

Federal civil rights officials reached an important settlement late last month with a California school district accused of discriminating against a transgender student by denying him equal access to educational programs and activities. Under the agreement, the Arcadia Unified School District in California will revise its policies and ensure that the student, who was born female but has since assumed a male name and identity, is treated fairly and like other male students. The agreement should be required reading for school officials at all levels nationally.

The agreement, concludes the Times, "may also be the beginning of a more welcoming future for transgender students."

Most surprisingly, televangelist Pat Robertson had similar things to say just this past weekend: "I think there are men who are in a woman's body ... or women that are in men's bodies, and that they want a sex change. ... I don't think there's any sin associated with that. I don't condemn somebody for doing that."

It will certainly be interesting to see how this all plays out within the coming years.

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