APA Adopts Resolution Supporting Transgender "Rights"
Special Report - August 28, 2008
The American Psychological Association (APA) recently announced its support for “full equality for transgender and gender variant individuals,” and urged psychologists nationwide to “provide appropriate, nondiscriminatory treatment” for these individuals. The APA’s Council of Representatives adopted the “Transgender, Gender Identity, and Gender Expression Non-Discrimination” resolution on August 17 at its annual convention in Boston.
The resolution states that the “APA opposes all public and private discrimination on the basis of actual or perceived gender identity and expression and urges the repeal of discriminatory laws and policies.” In addition, it calls for the “legal and social recognition of transgender individuals consistent with their gender identity and expression, including access to identity documents consistent with their gender identity and expression which do not involuntarily disclose their status as transgender for transgender people who permanently socially transition to another gender role.” The resolution also urges the APA to support “adequate and medically necessary treatments,” such as sexual reassignment surgeries, for transgender individuals, and urges public and private insurance companies to pay for these treatments.
“It is unfortunate that the APA has chosen to adopt this new resolution,” said Matt Lytle, director of research for the North Carolina Family Policy Council. “This call for the normalization of transgenderism is the next logical step from normalizing homosexuality. Where homosexuality opposes the natural created order, the APA’s call for ‘gender reassignment’ surgeries is a deliberate attempt to redesign this natural order. Furthermore, the call for public and private funding demands that the government and the people accept transgenderism.”
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