John M. Becker

Frank Schubert Mocks Gender Identity

Filed By John M. Becker | August 15, 2013 10:00 AM | comments

Filed in: Quote of the Day, Transgender & Intersex
Tags: Frank Schubert, gay marriage, gender identity, marriage discrimination, marriage equality, National Organization for Marriage, NOM, same-sex marriage, transgender

"You might look at my Caucasian features and wonder why I am claiming to be an African American. I may not be a natural descendent of African American lineage, but I feel black and have thus decided to identify as African American. Since I identify as African American, I am African American, and you must accept me as such. Because I claim my identity as an African American, I demand that the law recognize me as such and afford me all the rights and obligations of that ethnicity.

"You may think that my decision to claim an African American identity is ridiculous. You would be right. Ethnicity is determined by ancestry and genetic lineage, not by someone's identified perceptions and 'feelings.' But it's no more ridiculous than the latest craze from the left concerning something they call 'gender identity.'"

-- Frank Schubert, the architect of marriage discrimination ballot initiatives across the country and national political director for NOM, deriding the concept of gender identity and attacking California's new law protecting trans students in an op-ed for Red State.

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