Director, Commonwealth Policy Center

Transgenderism is the idea that one can transcend their biological sex. It's controversial but in some places the debate has been settled and if you express disagreement you could be punished. Canada has a law that fines or even jails people if they use the wrong gender pronoun for a transgender individual. In Great Britain, a mother of four is threatened with violating a hate-crimes law for Tweeting that it was irresponsible for parents to allow hormone blockers for children who identify with the other sex. The fight is coming here as LGBT activists seek to stigmatize those who oppose allowing children to physically alter their bodies to appear as the other sex.  It's a troubling issue. But just as alarming is that transgender activists want to shut down and punish dissent.