Meet Dana Zzyym (in the featured image, above), a Colorado resident who has been in a legal battle with the State Department over gender identity options on U.S. passports since 2015, after refusing to check “male” or “female” on a passport application, choosing instead to write “intersex” above the boxes marked “M” and “F” and requesting an “X” identity in a separate letter. Zzyym was denied a passport.
On Wednesday, as reported by the Associated Press, the State Department issued the first U.S. passport with the gender designation “X.” Officials didn’t announce to whom the passport was issued, but it’s widely speculated that the recipient was indeed Zzyym.
Zzyym was raised as a boy and underwent several surgeries that failed to make Zzyym appear fully male, according to court filings obtained by the Associated Press.
Zzyym served in the Navy as a male but later came to identify as intersex while working and studying at Colorado State University. The department’s denial of Zzyym’s passport prevented Zzyym from being able to travel to a meeting of Organization Intersex International in Mexico.
The United States joins a handful of countries, according to AP, including Australia, New Zealand, Nepal, and Canada, in allowing its citizens to designate a gender other than male or female on their passports.
Jessica Stern, the U.S. special diplomatic envoy for LGBTQ rights told AP the “X” option brings U.S. government documents in line with the “lived reality” that “there is a wider spectrum of human sex characteristics than is reflected in the previous two designations.”
“When a person obtains identity documents that reflect their true identity, they live with greater dignity and respect. We see this as a way of affirming and uplifting the human rights of trans and intersex and gender-nonconforming and nonbinary people everywhere.”
A State Department official told AP a system update with the “X” option on passport applications must be approved by the Office of Management and Budget, which approves all government forms.
Incidentally, as we reported on Tuesday, that “everywhere” Stern referenced includes Halloween.
The Anti-Defamation League (ADL), once primarily known for working to prevent anti-Semitism, recently published a Halloween resource guide titled Halloween: When the Goblins, Ghosts, and Stereotypes Come Out, designed to help educators — as if it’s the right of teachers instead of parents — police the Halloween costumes of trick-or-treating kiddies everywhere.
Halloween is a week away and you and your family might be brainstorming costume ideas. Check out our resource for reminders about how and why to avoid cultural appropriation, cultural stereotypes, and costumes that perpetuate gender norms. https://t.co/BWW8FFTpkG
— ADL (@ADL) October 24, 2021
The bottom line.
This is yet another example of the ongoing effort of the far-left to destroy America as we know it. — with Joe Biden as the addled conduit through with they continue to do so.
From Defense Department Chairman Lloyd Austin and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley more concerned with Critical Race Theory, systemic racism, and “insurrectionists,” to Attorney General Merrick Garland’s memo targeting parents protesting the CRT indoctrination of their children, to Antony Blinken’s State Department’s U.S. passports with ridiculous identity options, the damage continues.
In unrelated RedState news, check out the following article from my colleague, Andrew Malcolm.