Article Contributed by San Antonio Family Association
The Bexar County Commissioners Court voted unanimously on Tuesday on a measure to add “gender identity,” “gender expression,” and “sexual orientation” to protected classes in its human resources policy. The measure not only grants special class protections to unnatural lifestyles, it also undermines natural marriage, attacks the family, and promotes unhealthy lifestyles choices.
Following natural law and order and having political communities promote natural lifestyles (marriage between one man and one woman for life, bring open to children) is what leads to long term domestic prosperity. A strong family builds a strong community. Healthy, strong families lead to lower health costs as they lead natural lives. As children are born and families grow, the economy grows making development possible.
The importance of the family for the life and well-being of society entails a particular responsibility for society to support and strengthen marriage and the family. Civil authority should consider it a grave duty to acknowledge the true nature of marriage and the family, to protect and foster them, to safeguard public morality, and promote domestic prosperity. (CCC 2210)
The Bexar County Commissioners Court, however, is continuing to provide immoral leadership in the name of inclusivity. Just as the Court did 4 years ago when it condoned co-habitation as a means to sneak in domestic partner benefits for same-sex couples, the court is now legitimizing every fictional gender identity and creating special classes out of thin air. All of these changes are done at the expense of the taxpayers of Bexar County.
Being “inclusive” of unnatural lifestyles ultimately leads to disease, death, and long term domestic failure. Homosexual lifestyles are unhealthy and unnatural. SA has been a leader in a bad way in the state of TX for syphilis cases. According to Bexar County and the CDC, 92% of all syphilis cases result from MSM. Homosexual men also have life spans 20 years shorter than heterosexual men. Diseases such as HPV, HIV, and even Zika are significantly higher amongst practicing homosexuals.
Studies have shown that children do better in natural families with a mother and a father over the unnatural families. Further, the divorce rate among heterosexuals is dramatically higher among those who “shack up” verses those who do not live together prior to marriage.
Despite all the evidence that the traditional family structure is best for both the individuals and society as a whole, Bexar County Commissioners Court seeks to undermine the natural order and promote unhealthy lifestyles.
The proposed revision to Bexar County Human Resources Policy 7.101 Equal Employment provides endless choices to qualify for special class recognition and protection:
Bexar County provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, citizenship, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy status, age, religion, political affiliation or beliefs, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, or non-merit factor (except where such is a bona fide occupational qualification) in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment.
Traditional special class protections (sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, etc.) are provided to prevent discrimination based on either immutable factors or grounded in the First Amendment protections of religious freedom. The expansion in the revision is to nonsensical and fictional categories such as “gender expression, sexual orientation, gender identity” all based in unscientific and unproven gender/queer theory but absent of fact.
These categories have as much viability as the proofs used by the Flat Earth society, but are being foisted upon the residents of Bexar County without regard to the increased cost, the harm done to the natural family, and the fact that public policy ought to promote what is good and sound for a society. But then again, the track record of the Bexar County Commissioners Court has been one of following and not leading. Perhaps this is why they are still dancing to Mayor Castro’s tune several years later.
It would be novel if the Bexar County leadership actually did lead instead of follow. This would mean paying attention to the things that are fact and not fiction. Rather than legitimizing gender confusion and sexual deviancy, they might want to address issues within their purview, such as roads, drainage, and other County business.