It is really amazing how rapidly liberals have forced Americans to bow before the transgender lobby the way they browbeat us into accepting homosexuality as a preferred lifestyle choice.
Now the mayor of the Big Apple is hoping he can fine the hell out of you if you don’t ask every freak and weirdo what they want to be called.
From the Washington Times:
Greeting customers as “Mr.” or “Mrs.” — or even not using the pronoun “ze” or “zir” — could prove costly for New York City businesses under rules drafted by Mayor Bill de Blasio’s bureaucrats.
The Gotham mayor’s Commission on Human Rights says entities that fail to address customers by their preferred gender pronouns and titles are in violation of the law and could be subject to penalties of up to $250,000.
The commission issued a “legal enforcement guidance” for the New York City Human Rights Law, which now “requires employers and converted entities to use an individual’s preferred name, pronoun and title (e.g., Ms./Mrs.) regardless of the individual’s sex assigned at birth, anatomy, gender, medical history, appearance, or the sex indicated on the individual’s identification.”
It lists several examples of violations that could result in fines, including the “intentional and repeated refusal to use an individual’s preferred name, pronoun or title.”
“For example, repeatedly calling a transgender woman ‘him’ or ‘Mr.’ after she has made clear which pronouns and title she uses,” the guide says.
The maximum civil fine that the commission may impose upon “misgendering” is $125,000. But when the violation is the “result of willful, wanton, or malicious conduct,” the maximum fine can double to $250,000.
Isn’t that incredible? How did we go from putting a man on the moon to going to whining about how a business has to ask what “gender” a customer is?
You can’t force people to be more civil, but New York City will make sure that any business that doesn’t follow their politically correct standards will be sued up and down.
Will this actually make our society any better? Liberals don’t really care as long as it makes them look more “tolerant.”