Two deeds illustrate how attitudes have changed drastically

departing from usual or accepted standards, especially in social or sexual behavior.
That’s one word we can strike from the dictionary. There are no usual or accepted standards.
The banner headline in today’s Las Vegas newspaper reports the state’s health insurance will start covering transgender procedures for public employees in July.
“The Public Employee Benefits Program board voted in November to remove language in the state’s self-funded and HMO plans that specifically excluded therapy for gender dysphoria,” the paper stated.
The paper quoted a member of that board as saying, “I am grateful that our plan documents … are going to be in line with current and modern thinking and respectful of our society.”
During the recent legislative session the state Senate voted 14-5 in favor of a bill that would have prohibited mental health providers from offering sexual orientation conversion therapy to a minor, regardless of that person’s willingness to undergo the treatment or the desires of his or her parents.
The bill defined “sexual orientation conversion therapy” as “any psychotherapy, counseling, hypnosis or other treatment or therapy aimed at altering the sexual or romantic attraction, desire or conduct of a person toward persons of the same sex so that such sexual or romantic attraction, desire or conduct is eliminated, reduced or redirected toward persons of the opposite sex.”
It got lost in the shuffle of the closing days of the session in the Assembly.
The state will pay for one conversion, but came close to prohibiting another conversion. Just an observation of the changing times and what is acceptable behavior and modern thinking. It is a one-way street.

8 comments on “Two deeds illustrate how attitudes have changed drastically

  1. Very few of us care at all. Gender therapy? If that’s the only problem a kid has, what a wonderful life. Shouldn’t the person finish growing up and BE SECURE in one’s sexual orientation, as well as in one’s orientation overall BEFORE making any dramatic changes? OK, I accept that a SMALL PORTION of the people on the planet may need gender reassignment but really LET’S DEAL WITH THE VIOLENT PROBLEMS FIRST: Secure our borders, remove illegals (violent and otherwise), RETAKE THE DREAM for Americans, prop up our economy, secure our food sources, generate some water supplies within the U.S., and the list goes on and on PRIOR TO fixating our time and attention on a few kids who DON’T WANT TO SHARE THEIR SITUATIONS TO BEGIN WITH.

  2. Priorities. What a concept.

  3. nyp says:

    Yeah, let’s not talk about the problems of kids with gender identity problems until we have kicked all the Mexicans out of the country.

  4. Winston Smith says:

    We could send the gender identity kids to Mexico too…

  5. Steve says:

    Nah…let all the Mexicans move here…there are some absolutely beautiful beach front properties I could snap up for a song and retire there!

    OH, wait (among other things) MEXICO REQUIRES people who move there to learn the predominant language. Guess I will have to retire somewhere they require people so learn English…and THAT takes the USA off the list!


  6. Vernon Clayson says:

    When community organizer Obama promised hope and “change” in his campaign, did the liberals and other freaks take the word “change” too literally? Not to worry, nyp, New York will join the movement to approve this changeling thing, sign up early, there will be quite a rush for the “change” among you libs.

  7. nyp says:

    you wingers are really disturbed by this stuff, aren’t you?

  8. Steve says:

    “you wingers” (IE Left nutty wingers) are so hungry for the change it almost hurts to watch!

    My very conservative family has shown what us “wingers” really do when presented with transgendered family members AND their friends.
    We not only accept them, we continue to love them and support them.

    It’s just we don’t shove it into absolutely everyone’s face!

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