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By Diogenes (articles ) | Jul 07, 2003

Today's Telegraph records another Great Leap Forward achieved by the Labour government:

Transsexuals will have the legal right to marry and have their gender changed on their birth certificate under new laws. In a Bill to be brought forward by the Constitutional Affairs Department in the next fortnight, employers will not be able to demand to know a person's sexual history. The legislation will also state that anyone who is medically recognised as a transsexual should be treated as the sex they have become.

There are an estimated 5,000 transsexuals in Britain. A transsexual will be defined as someone who has lived successfully in their acquired gender for at least two years. They may have had medical treatments to modify their sex but the Government will not require surgery as proof that a person is transsexual.

What does it mean to live successfully, or unsuccessfully, in one's acquired gender? I eagerly await the explanation of Fr. James Keenan, S.J., who bent Catholic teaching into a sexual pretzel in the service of same-sex marriage in Massachusetts.

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