Right, so misgendering is one possible way to measure gender identity discrimination just as a boss using racial slurs is a way to measure racial discrimination. That’s how I read OHRC. And I’ve read these previously though didn’t cite them. Brown’s essay gets to something at the end that’s important — the courts don’t do compelled speech. That’s part of what the legislative argument focused on: we can trust the courts to rules on these cases in context and understand that they’re dealing with discrimination that results in material harm.

Democracy is pretty cool. We should try it some time. Voting rights, science policy, political communication and grassroots activism.

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