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‘Transsexual’ prisoners have rights to padded bras, makeup, says British government

Matthew Hoffman

March 7, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The British Ministry of Justice has issued new rules mandating that prisoners be permitted to purchase what it calls “gender appropriate” clothing - which includes clothing for “transsexual” prisoners, who believe that their real sex is different from their biological sex.

Although transsexualism is classified as a mental disorder by the American Psychological Association, the British psychiatric establishment denies it is such, and the government refers to the transsexual’s imagined gender as his “acquired gender.”

In a 20-page booklet, the ministry says, “An establishment must permit prisoners who consider themselves transsexual and wish to begin gender reassignment to live permanently in their acquired gender” and says that this includes “allowing prisoners to dress in clothes appropriate to their acquired gender and adopting appropriate names and modes of address.”

Appropriate clothing, according to the government, “can range from sophisticated prostheses to padded bras” and access to such items “can only be restricted in exceptional circumstances” such as cases of “security risk.”

“Both male to female and female to male transsexual people may use make-up to present more convincingly in their acquired gender,” the government says. “Make-up that is vital to presenting in the acquired gender, such as foundation to cover up beard growth, may not be restricted.”

Such measures follow numerous other legal reforms implemented in recent years in Britain to satisfy the most extreme demands of the lesbian, homosexual, bisexual, and transgender movement.

The British government has already mandated that children be given in adoption to homosexuals and other sexual deviants, and a judge recently ruled that Christians who teach that sodomy is a sin can be prohibited from acting as foster parents.

A retired couple that runs a bed and breakfast and refuses to rent their bedrooms to unmarried couples, including homosexual couples, was recently ordered by the government’s “Equality and Human Rights Commission” to pay £3,600 ($5,833) in restitution to a homosexual couple that was refused lodging.

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