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  •  The only way I could support the decision (0+ / 0-)

    would be if some gal was doing this as a joke.  As in: a girl who's never claimed to be anything else.  

    In this case, the boy's family has accepted him as a "he".  Nobody should be able to overrule that.  Shame on these authorities.  Glad he's getting outside support.

    The opposite of pro is con. So what's the opposite of progress?

    by DSPS owl on Thu Nov 14, 2013 at 02:19:12 PM PST

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    •  Um, wrong. (0+ / 0-)

      by 180 degrees.

      This is a self-expression issue.

      I don't have to think I'm a boy, or get my dad's endorsement for the notion that I'm a boy, as the price for getting to wear what I want as long as it's appropriately formal and like what my peers are wearing.

      I just went without a picture in the yearbook, because the price was wearing a dress. That was 27 years ago, and times have changed, but if what's changed is that this kid gets the right to self-expression only if certain claims about hir gender are supported by hir parents...we fought hard for less than nothing.

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      by PhoenixRising on Thu Nov 14, 2013 at 05:14:05 PM PST

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