According to the newly updated anti-discrimination law in New York City, if you call a transgendered person a he or she when they prefer to be called something else, you could be fined up to $250,000!
That's right, in this latest act of political correctness, the New York City Commission on Human Rights has updated a law on “Discrimination on the Basis of Gender Identity or Expression”. This means that the simple act of making your opinion on the subject known can be considered “willful and malicious”.
These new anti-discrimination laws are hardest on employers, who have no choice but to go along with whatever transgendered employees want to wear or do to themselves, regardless of how it might affect clientele.
The NYCHRL requires employers and covered entities to use an individual’s preferred name, pronoun and title (e.g., Ms./Mrs.) regardless of the individual’s sex assigned at birth, anatomy, gender, medical history, appearance, or the sex indicated on the individual’s identification. Most individuals and many transgender people use female or male pronouns and titles.
Some transgender and gender non-conforming people prefer to use pronouns other than he/him/his or she/her/hers, such as they/them/theirs or ze/hir
Other violations of the law include refusing to allow individuals to use single-sex facilities such as bathrooms that are “consistent with their gender identity,” failing to provide employee health benefits for “gender-affirming care” and “imposing different uniforms or grooming standards based on sex or gender.”
Examples of such illegal behaviour include: “requiring female bartenders to wear makeup,” “Permitting only individuals who identify as women to wear jewellery or requiring only individuals who identify as male to have short hair,” and “permitting female but not male residents at a drug treatment facility to wear wigs and high heels.”
What this means is that if business owners don't let their male employees wear make-up and high heels, they'll be breaking the law. Every property owner will be forced to conform to the same rules. This also leaves the question of whether or not business owners will face that fine for refusing to hire somebody who is transgendered. Does that label provide a free pass for life? It looks that way.