When an expectant mother visits her doctor for an ultrasound, the doctor invariably asks: Do you want to know the sex of your child?The Obama administration, however, does not believe an unborn child has a sex — even when a doctor sees indisputable physical evidence.Obama’s Office of Personnel Management has published what it calls “Guidance Regarding the Employment of Transgender Individuals in the Workplace.” This document speaks of “sex” as something a person has “assigned” to them only after they make it through the birth canal.”Transgender individuals are people with a gender identity that is different from the sex assigned to them at birth,” says the guidance. “Someone who was assigned the male sex at birth but who identifies as female is a transgender woman. Likewise, a person assigned the female sex at birth but who identifies as male is a transgender man.”
OPM discretely expresses its theory in the passive voice. It does not blame the mom or the dad for insensitively exclaiming, without any qualification: It’s a boy!