Thursday, June 19, 2008

Transgender Juveniles Allowed to Wear Bras in Jail

This shows how sick we have become as a society, to normalize such deviant and sick behavior of already troubled kids.

ALBANY - A state policy to stock up on bras and panties for transgendered males in juvenile jails drew outrage Wednesday.

Republicans, religious groups and some Democrats blasted the state's decision.

"Where will we stop?" asked Assembly GOP Minority Leader James Tedisco. "Do they need lipstick and eyeliner?"

"It takes troubled kids and makes them more confused than they already are," Motley said.

The Office of Children and Family Services, which oversees 30 juvenile jails, quietly extended its anti-discrimination policy to include transgendered people.

The policy allows boys who believe they are girls to wear bras and panties, wear makeup, shave body parts and even request a transfer to a girl's facility.

"Nothing is wrong anymore," said Sen. Ruben Diaz Jr., a minister and Bronx Democrat. "We have no more morals, no more traditional values."

Assemblyman Michael Benjamin said the policy could prove to be "disruptive" inside the facilities.

"I understand the need for the staff to be tolerant and respectful of those who are gay or transgendered because it sends a signal to the young people there, but I draw the line at clothing," Benjamin said.

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