Requiring people to use someone’s preferred pronoun under threat of punishment is tyrannical. It is also compelled speech and unconstitutional. A point we make weekly if not more often. No one should be made to change their worldview to make you feel better about your choices.
Your choices. Yes, you are entitled to them, but not at the expense of mine. And I choose not to play your goofy gender games. And neither does the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals.
On Wednesday, a panel of the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals refused a male prisoner’s motion that the name on his order of confinement be changed and that he be addressed by female pronouns on account of his female gender identity. The ruling on personal pronouns sets an important precedent for free speech, judicial impartiality, and the basic meaning of pronouns against the transgender movement’s bastardization of language. …
“Deploying such neologisms could hinder communication among the parties and the court. And presumably, the court’s order, if disobeyed, would be enforceable through its contempt power.”
“We decline to enlist the federal judiciary in this quixotic undertaking,” the 5th Circuit panel concluded.
This does not in any way prohibit you from continuing to believe your genitals are not a reflection of your sex or gender. You can also believe you are Malibu Barbie, Hulk Hogan, or are Tom Steyer and should be taken seriously when you attack President Trump on the economy. Fantasy is not prohibited as long as it does not infringe on the rights of others.
When you begin to insist on compelling the speech of others, especially the courts, that’s not going to fly, swing, or hunt. Getting pissed about it just makes you a prissy little tyrant.