June 22 — The Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission has published new regulations for the state that expand the definition of sex, gender, race and religion.
They will come into effect on August 16.
Attorney Clint Barkdoll said, “Under these new regulations, sex is now expanded to include sexual orientation and what they’re calling differences in sex development. Race has been expanded to include hair texture and protective hairstyles. Now some of this lines up with what the federal government is already doing.”
The Pennsylvania General Assembly attempted to codify that and they were not successful, so this is the work-around.
Barkdoll said, “You’ve got the Human Relations Commission now implementing it, essentially making law.”
Michele Jansen of NewsTalk 103.7FM said, “This is insane. This going around things and not taking accountability as our elected representatives. Why do we have a full time Pennsylvania legislature anyway? The Human Relations Commission, this needs to be challenged in court. They have no right to make law. They don’t. It has to be challenged. This has to be lawsuit after lawsuit challenging this. They have no right to make laws for us.”
Barkdoll added, “I feel like they did this very quietly. Apparently the state attorney general approved this new language a week or so ago. KDKA out of Pittsburgh is the only news outlet that I see that has been reporting on this. I think it should be big news because this in theory affects every employer and employee in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania come August 16.”
PA Representative Rob Kauffman said, “The way to stop them will be through legal action. I think it’s important to rehearse a little how we got here. We’ve had the ability for the unelected bureaucrats to make rules in regulation for decades, decades, decades, and for those many decades it was was just around the edges that helps the flow of quote, the bureaucracy. You remember when President Obama, when Congress wouldn’t do what he wanted, and he’s like, I have a phone and I have a pen. I think that’s what he said. That really, I believe, was the start of the administrative state. Literally doing what they want, and then making the constitutional folks like us who believe in the government, the constitutionally elected government and the process we have. We have to stop them, but in the meantime, we have this mess that they’re creating and how are we going to do it? Well, there are going to have to be lawsuits. But we have to have judges in Pennsylvania who believe in the rule of law.”
This is a judicial election year, so this November it is critical to get out and vote.
Kauffman said, “We have legislation that would remove the ability of these bureaucrats to do this now that we know how they’re acting, but we have to have majorities and a governor who believes that this process is unconstitutional as well and want to right the ship with us.”
Jansen said, “What I find hilarious is that they add these categories what does that even mean? Like sex development? What does that even mean? They put these things in there, gender identity or expression, sex assigned at birth. I’m sorry, that’s a fake idea promoted by the queer theorist extremists of gender fluidity. We don’t assign sex at birth. Sex at birth is a combination of genetics, hormones and your eggs or sperm that you produce. That’s a fake idea that we assign as sex at birth, but they’re actually putting this in a way that you can declare yourself discriminated against.”
And if hairstyles are in the new regulations, how far could this really go?
Jansen pointed out, “Let’s put red hair in there because I’ve been made fun of for my red hair when I was a kid. I was marginalized. Judgments about my temperament were made about the color of my hair. Why can’t we just add anything now that people have been discriminated against?”
Kauffman said, “The ridiculous nature of these terms that are truly undefined could be the benefit to the challenges that are ahead in in challenging it in court because there are still some judges who are balanced and thinking. They’re going to say how are our citizens supposed to follow rules and regulations which they don’t even know the definition of? This regulation that is going to be a de facto law in Pennsylvania is going to be challenged.”
Pat Ryan of NewsTalk 103.7FM noted, “The more we spend spinning our wheels on this stuff, the more time China will just get their foothold in here. This stuff is going to be moot in a matter of years if we don’t stop wasting our time on some of this crap and we start looking at the real problem. I’ve got problems that are much bigger and we’re spinning our wheels, talking about this stuff. Meanwhile, China is coming for our lunch and they’re coming for your kids and your grandkids and nobody seems to care about that.”