Thursday, January 15, 2015

Q Toon: Dress Xing

Paul Berge
Q Syndicate
 ✎ Jan 15, 2015
The Russian government rang in the new year by passing new regulations that would deny driver's licenses to the transgendered, among others. The government purports to believe that some traffic accidents are the result of "gender identity disorders, disorders of sexual preference and psychological and behavioral disorders associated with sexual development and orientation.”
The resolution, which was developed by the Russian Ministry of Health, is the first of its kind to include these "personality disorders." According to the Association of Russian Lawyers for Human Rights, the new provisions will allow authorities to deny or rescind the driver's license of a citizen based on his or her diagnosis as transgender, bigender, asexual, or as a cross-dresser.
Unless one is actually changing clothes while the car is in motion, I don't quite get the connection between cross-dressing and traffic safety; do you?

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