< What is gender identity? To the left, it means at least 71 possibilities. Paul Kengor notes that the "newest project by the progressive left is transgenderism. Like their reinventions of marriage and family and sexuality, leftist human-nature redefiners are now remaking gender in their own image -- many genders[.]"
In New York City, for example, "employees are free to fluidly fluctuate among various male-female combinations and derivations. You can change your gender identity not merely once or twice or a handful of times, but you can keep changing it over and over, daily if you’d like, or even hourly -- and the government will legally support you in your whims and fancies."
And for those "New York-based businesses that do not accommodate the 'gender' choice, they risk six-figure fines under rules established by the city’s Commission on Human Rights. In fact, if you dare not refer to a transgender person by his or her preferred pronoun, regardless of the person’s XX or XY chromosomal reality, there are a bunch of angry New York progressives who would fine you and shut you down -- in the name of 'tolerance' and 'diversity[.]'
Ryan T. Anderson at Heritage notes that even liberals with concerns about the transgender agenda are being shunned by the radical left wing.
The leftwing agenda is bent on ensuring that 'children as young as three years old are being started on hormone treatments to restore their identified gender.' Thus, 'gender identity' refers to an individual’s inner sense of being a man or a woman or both or neither. It exists along a spectrum and can be fluid. It’s entirely arbitrary and self-disclosed. And rather incoherent, as it’s not at all clear what it means to 'feel like' a woman, or how I would know if I felt like one, or why my feeling like a woman (whatever that means) would make me a woman.