LANSING, Mich. - Gov. Jennifer Granholm has issued an order that bars discrimination against state workers based on their "gender identity or expression," which protects the rights of those who behave, dress or identify as members of the opposite sex.
The order, which Granholm signed Wednesday, adds gender identity to a list of other prohibited grounds for discrimination that includes religion, race, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, height, weight, marital status, politics, disability or genetic information.
"State employment practices and procedures that encourage nondiscriminatory and equal employment practices provide desirable models for the private sector and local governments," says the resolution....
What about people who decide they were meant to be dogs, barnyard and zoo animals? Already there are people who've had surgery to make their faces look like panthers and other ridiculous things. Are we supposed to protect people who wish to have their hands and feet surgically fixed to look like paws and hooves? Are we supposed to tolerate people who want skin grafts to make tails?