• NYC Will Fine Businesses $250,000 For ‘Misgendering’ A Transsexual

    Property owners could be fined a staggering $250,000 in New York City for calling transsexual person “he” or “she” when they preferred to be called “zhe,” according to a newly updated anti-discrimination law.

    The NYC Commission on Human Rights have updated a law on “Discrimination on the Basis of Gender Identity or Expression” which will financially penalize property owners who “misgender” employees or tenants.

    The legislation explicitly states that property owners must not only adhere to referring to transmen as “he” or transwomen as “she,” but they are required to use the terms “zhe,” “hir” or any other preferred pronoun that the transgender individual desires:

    The NYCHRL requires employers and covered entities to use an individual’s preferred name, pronoun and title (e.g., Ms./Mrs.) regardless of the individual’s sex assigned at birth, anatomy, gender, medical history, appearance, or the sex indicated on the individual’s identification. Most individuals and many transgender people use female or male pronouns and titles.

    Some transgender and gender non-conforming people prefer to use pronouns other than he/him/his or she/her/hers, such as they/them/theirs or ze/hir

    Standard violations of the law will result in a $125,000 fine and property owners that “willfully and maliciously” refer to a transgender as the improper pronoun face up to $250,000 in fines.

    Refusing to allow individuals to use single-sex facilities such as bathrooms that are “consistent with their gender identity,” failing to provide employee health benefits for “gender-affirming care” and “imposing different uniforms or grooming standards based on sex or gender” are also violations of the law.

    Alicia Powe

    Staff Writer

    Alicia Powe is a staff writer for Daily Surge. She worked in the War Room of the Rudy Giuliani Presidential Committee and served as a White House Intern during the George W. Bush administration. Alicia has written for numerous outlets, including Human Events, Media Research Center and Townhall.com.

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