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The LGBTQ community has already been acknowledged and recognized as a special protected class of citizens by both the class itself and by those who oppose them. There is no argument that the current classification of Gender Identity is a special citizen class. Rep. Jeff Shipley so graciously offered to designate Gender Identity as a mental illness or gender dysphoria with HF2082, but those protections were vigorously resisted by LGBTQ special class activists hostile to the notion. Now we have no choice but to consider another course in the continuing discussion.

Notice Article 1 Section 6 of the Iowa Constitution

Laws uniform. Sec. 6. All laws of a general nature shall have a uniform operation; the General Assembly shall not grant to any citizen, or class of citizens, privileges or immunities, which upon the same terms shall not equally belong to all citizens.

Under Article 1 Section 1 of our Iowa Bill of Rights, it implies that Rights of Persons, all men and women as being the only two recognized gender identities, male and female (gender identities 1-2), persons, the only two having any constitutional protections. Gender identities ranging from Nos. 3-81 are unidentifiable, undefined, nonexistent, non-scientific, abstract, fictitious and imaginary, not having any constitutional rights. Those identities have no definitive definition except in a world of mind’s lost to deception.

Therefore, Gender Identities ranging from 3 to 81 are repugnant to the Constitution and not recognized. The two identifiable, known, and scientifically proven biological genders of male and female, are throughout the Constitution, protected.

The Iowa Constitution supersedes in authority the ICRC according to Article XII Section I:

Supreme law – constitutionality of acts. Sec. 1. This Constitution shall be the supreme law of the state, and any law inconsistent therewith, shall be void. The General Assembly shall pass all laws necessary to carry this Constitution into effect.

Gender Identities 3-81 under its current definition is not an immutable characteristic but considered a special protected class having special rights and privileges and protections not consistent with the Constitution of this state. It is impossible to provide special class status and protections for what does not exist to the detriment of what actually does exist.

To remedy this egregious error and miscarriage of justice there are two paths to remedy and recourse:

  1. Repeal the entire ICRC as a flawed law not consistent with the Iowa Constitution.
  2. Surgically remove the special protected class designation flaw of Gender Identity and salvage the remainder of the ICRC as constitutional meeting the test of laws uniform.

The second alternative was rejected by the House subcommittee hearing Rep. Shipley’s HF2082. That leaves only the first point of total repeal of the ICRC as the next viable option. In the spirit of having open discussion and conversation about Gender Identity and its nuances, maybe it is time to repeal the entire flawed ICRC? We cannot protect both real people and children, sane people, and imaginary genders with made-up pronouns at the same time without causing injury to this state. We’re not taking away God-given rights of life, liberty, property or due process from any person. We’re just not granting anything extra considered special rights and immunities to a class of dysphoric people who disrespect and defy the norms and reality of society. The fear of the special class for persecution is just as imaginary as the gender identities themselves. That’s just not happening. However, the special class does live in a state of feeling very unhappy, uneasy, and dissatisfied – the definition of dysphoria. Allowing the special class to abuse society by complaints, lawsuits and fits of rage for unfounded instances of discrimination are unconstitutional. Their abuse against society is evident. That is just part of a mentally sick mind that doesn’t even understand itself. Disagreeing with Gender Identity is not the same as discrimination. These people need professional help for their disillusioned minds but not given extended rights and immunities.

Let’s continue the discussion.

Rick Phillips


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