Australian TV Host Peta Credlin Goes Off On Transgender Birth Certificates

Australian TV Host Peta Credlin Goes Off On Transgender Birth Certificates

'This is a dangerous push into records we have kept as civilizations since almost as long as we have had the written word. Assuming change from the outset is designed to disrupt social norms.'

Australian TV host Peta Credlin gave a short monologue yesterday against a proposal to let people at whim call themselves or their newborns male, female, intersex, unspecified, or indeterminate on their birth certificates. She notes this idea’s proponents say it’s the next step after government affirmation of same-sex relationships, although at the time that was not publicly sold as an entrance point for transsexual politics.

“‘Trust us,’ they said, didn’t they? ‘Love is love,'” she recalls.

“Children are born a boy or a girl, [for] the vast bulk of humanity,” Credlin says, because stating the obvious is now not only necessary, it even requires courage. “That is a biological fact, and laws must reflect reality.”

Credlin noted an exception is logical for the approximately 1.5 percent of humans who are discovered, usually at puberty, to have both male and female reproductive organs due to chromosomal abnormalities. But “then and only then is the time right to alter a birth certificate, armed with medical fact, but not in a birthing suite due to the whim of a parent who wants to record [her] child as nonbinary,” Credlin continued.

“This is nothing more than a dangerous push by the Left into records we have kept as civilizations since almost as long as we have had the written word. Assuming change from the outset is designed to disrupt social norms and it must be resisted.”

The Australian News Weekly notes “the Victorian Upper House voted down transgendering Victorian birth certificates in 2016. When Victorian opposition parliamentarians asked, ‘if a person can change their sex, can they also change their age or change their race?’ Labor members had no answer.”

The proposal would require no physical alterations to a person’s body before retconning his or her birth certificate. Transgender activists claim that would “discriminate” against trans people or those who identify as something other than transgender, male, or female (such as — visual trigger warning — dragons and buildings, for example).

Joy Pullmann is executive editor of The Federalist and author of "The Education Invasion: How Common Core Fights Parents for Control of American Kids," out from Encounter Books in 2017. Get it on Amazon.
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