Do you remember the old Sam Hyde bit?
“State Enforced homosexuality”?
I remember that was sort of a dead meme a couple years ago, because newfags kept spamming “state enforced.”
But now… it is literally state enforced.
Parents are facing up to seven years in jail if they don’t let their children change gender, under new plans put forward by the SNP.
Scotland is looking at implementing a ban on conversion therapy, which would criminalise any actions designed to “change or suppress” the gender identity of another individual, and any action that causes another individual physical harm or psychological distress.
The plans, published yesterday, would make it illegal for parents to prevent a child from “dressing in a way that reflects their sexual orientation or gender identity”.
What in the fuck?
Marion Calder, director at the campaign group For Women Scotland, claimed the plans are part of a “gender ideology cult”.
She said: “We have grave concerns that these plans will criminalise loving parents, who could face years in jail simply for refusing to sign up to the gender ideology cult.
“They will also hand activists and social workers unprecedented powers to meddle in family life, while having a chilling impact on therapists and counsellors.”
She warned that if the SNP “insists” on pushing this laws through, it could end up “going the same way” as the self-identification and named person laws – which were blocked by Westminster.
But defending the proposals last year, Blair Anderson, from the End Conversion Therapy Campaign, explained: “Where a conversation takes place where someone has the explicit intention, or the hope or the aim or the desire to change someone’s sexuality or gender which is not possible, which is extremely traumatising: that should be banned because banning that protects LGBTQ plus people from harm.”
A Scottish Government spokesman said: “Conversion practices that try to change a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity are harmful, discriminatory, and have no place in our society.
“We’re committed to introducing legislation that will ban these harmful practices as far as possible within devolved competence just as many jurisdictions across the world have already done, and UK Government intends to partially do.
“This will be done fully recognising and respecting the legal right to freedom of religion, expression and a private and family life, which are protected under existing laws.”
This is quite something.
Here’s the old Sam Hyde bit.
(I’ve just realized many of you are too young to remember it. It’s very good. Timeless, really.)