Transgender Rights: A Featured Controversy from Issues & Controversies

Transgender Rights: A Featured Controversy from Issues & Controversies

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TRANSGENDER RIGHTS: Should the Government Take More Steps to Protect Transgender Rights?

Should the government take more steps to protect transgender rights? Be sure to check out Issues & Controversies’ complete and unbiased coverage of this divisive issue. Here is a sample of the pro/con arguments on both sides of the issue.

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Transgender people are being true to themselves and deserve to be treated with dignity and respect. Everybody has the right to be treated equally, and the government should prohibit discrimination on the basis of gender identity just as it does discrimination on the basis of race and sex. There are two genders, male and female, and confusion between the two should not be encouraged. Discrimination against someone based on gender identity is different from discrimination based on race or sex, and businesses and employers should not be required to accommodate transgender individuals.

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