(Dmytro “Henry” Aleksandrov, Headline USA) The New York State legislature has reintroduced Assembly Bill A709 that would allow male prisoners — delusional enough to “identify” as women — to move into women’s prisons.
The so-called “gender identity respect, dignity and safety act” stated that prison inmates should be allowed to seek accommodations such as being addressed by staff “in a manner that most closely aligns with such person’s gender identity,” have access to items that fit their delusion, and “have the right to be searched by a correctional officer or staff member of the gender most closely aligned with such person’s gender identity,” according to the Post Millennial.
The bill would also allow inmates to be housed in a facility that “matches their gender identity,” thus allowing men to rape women in their prisons just because these men “identify” as females.
The bill also stated that an inmate may not be put in a prison if there is evidence of him presenting a danger to potential inmates. This, however, doesn’t matter because the placement would not be denied because of “the past or current sex characteristics,” sexual orientation or complaints from other inmates. The previous crimes committed by the person are also not considered to be a “current danger.”
Amanda Stulman, USA Director of Keep Prisons Single Sex, released a statement regarding the bill.
“The realities of biological sex… are required to be ignored under this law. The Bill forbids considering whether the incarcerated person has a penis, is taking hormone pills, or has undergone any medicalization or treatment related to ‘gender identity,’” Stulman wrote.
“The law does not articulate an exclusion for males who have been incarcerated for sex crimes against women or girls, or who are registered sex offenders, or who have committed prior criminal acts of abusing women.”
“Despite claims to the contrary, it is not a human rights violation for male inmates (however they self-identify) to be denied access to showering with and sharing toilets and sleeping quarters with an already traumatized population of incarcerated women,” she added.