Thursday, May 19, 2016

New York City: Not using transgender pronouns could result in $250,000 fine

Employers and landlords who don’t use pronouns such as “ze/hir” to refer to transgender workers and tenants who request them — may be subject to fines as high as $250,000.
The Commission on Human Rights’ legal guidelines mandate that anyone who providing jobs or housing must use individuals’ preferred gender pronouns.
As the regulations, updated late last year, point out, some transgender individuals prefer to use pronouns other than he/him/his or she/her/hers.
Examples of less prominent pronouns that some transgender people may choose, according to the city, are: “ze,” which is the third person singular, such as he and she; and “hir,” which is the third person plural, similar to they.
The legal enforcement is in line with the city’s guidance on discrimination based on gender identity or expression.
“Gender expression may not be distinctively male or female and may not conform to traditional gender-based stereotypes assigned to specific gender identities,” the city advises.
An employer or landlord could be considered in violation of the guidelines if there is “intentional or repeated” refusal to use a person’s preferred pronoun after that person has made it clear which one they prefer.
Penalties of up to $250,000 can be imposed for violations that are deemed to be the result of malicious intent.
The idea of using pronouns other than “he/she” has come to light in the past decade as more people are identifying with “non-binary” gender roles, meaning not traditional male/female.


  1. There is just no words to describe the craziness of the world today.

  2. I cannot accept that such compelled speech is constitutional. I hope someone challenges this ridiculous ordinance in court asap.

  3. Hir are really making it very difficult to deal with all these new changes in society. Tenants will be able to cause real problems; all ze needs to do is make a complaint, and hir will come down like a ton of bricks on the landlord, solely based on what ze is reporting.

  4. "Commission on Human Rights" - A euphemism for a God hating, Bible hating, ultra politically correct, homo-fascist thought police, operating completely contrary to the US Constitution. Religious Jews are clearly living on borrowed time in the homo-fascist Marxist city state of New York, and may need to flee to either Israel or any US States where Constitutional rights still exist.


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