The war on girls and women intensified yesterday with the Palaszczuk Labor Government becoming the latest state to pass gender self-identification laws.
Biological males in Queensland can now identify as female, get a new birth certificate and gain access to girls’ and women’s private spaces.
No sex change operation is necessary.
The new laws which passed Parliament yesterday assist children to change genders even if their parents disagree.
“I define a woman as someone who identifies as a woman. The Queensland Government defines a woman as someone who identifies as a woman,” former minister for women and now health minister Shannon Fentiman told parliament (pictured).
These means a “woman” in Queensland can have a penis.
Fentiman’s position and that of the Palaszczuk Labor Government is at odds with Prime Minister Albanese’s stated definition of a woman as an “adult human female”.
Labor doesn’t seem to know whether it is Arthur or Martha when it comes to defining womanhood.
While the Prime Minister gives this definition to journalists, it conflicts with Labor policy for taxpayer-funded sex change operations even for “young people”.
Clearly federal Labor, like its Queensland counterpart, doesn’t believe the “born this way” science when it comes to biological sex.
If Albanese really believed his public definition of woman, he’d change the ALP policy.
But he’s already under fire from LGBTIQA+ activists for his “transphobic” definition of woman.
A disturbing aspect of the Queensland gender self ID debate was the bipartisan support for the false claim that males identifying as females pose no risk to girls and women.
“Despite repeated claims to the contrary there is no evidence from any jurisdiction that women will have fewer rights or be less safe as a result of these changes,” Fentiman told Parliament.
LNP Shadow Attorney General Tim Nicholls agreed.
The LNP voted against the bill only because it disagree with children being allowed to change their sex.
According to Nicholls, the LNP was fine with biological men accessing girl’s and women’s spaces because the Labor and Greens-dominated Parliamentary committee found there was no evidence of harm.
“I completely endorse the findings of the committee that there is no evidence whatsoever that transwomen are anymore likely to commit offenses than other women are. There is no reason for fear of those things (biological males taking advantage of girls and women).
“The issue of men seeking to take advantage of the laws, while a concern of many groups, is not supported by the evidence,” Nicholls said.
This was despite women’s groups supplying 17 pages of proof of harm.
It was also despite his colleague Fiona Simpson disagreeing with him on the floor of Parliament.
“This State Labor Government is ignoring the voices of women who have expressed genuine concerns that this bill undermines their fundamental rights,” she said.
Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon lost her job because of a public backlash against similar self-ID laws she was championing.
Yet the LNP Opposition in Queensland ran no public campaign against the bill and most Queenslanders would not have known the issue had been under discussion in recent months.
If a UK-style revolt against self-ID laws had been waged, Opposition Leader David Crisafulli could have been on his way to the big office at number One William Street.
Instead, Labor is heading for an historic fourth term.
Family First plans to run candidates at the next Queensland election in October 2024 to highlight this and other issues, given there is no effective voice for girls, women and families in the Queensland Parliament.
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