Culture monitors argue that the advance of the "gender identity" agenda is one reason why some folks are leaving left-leaning states and moving elsewhere.
The homosexual/transgender movement is having its way in states such as New York and California. One recent example: on Tuesday, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed an ordinance permitting people who don't identify as male or female to change their NYC birth certificates to a "non-binary" identity category known as "X." Under the Gender Marker Bill, which takes effect on January 1, transgender individuals who were born in the Big Apple will be able to submit their own affidavit requesting the change; whereas before they needed a letter from a physician or an affidavit from a healthcare provider.
Peter LaBarbera of Americans for Truth About Homosexuality says de Blasio's move represents government endorsement of the lifestyle.
"This is a fictional activist movement," he tells OneNewsNow. "It's bad enough that they believe these lies, but [now] they're putting the force of the state behind their lies – and then they're going to punish people for not recognizing their transgender lies."
In signing the ordinance, the mayor said the legislation will "empower" all New Yorkers with the freedom "to tell their government who they are – not the other way around."
Matt Barber, co-founder and general counsel for Christian Civil Rights Watch, says a good number of Americans are fed up with the leftist, progressive movement that gives its stamp of approval for whatever feels good – and the numbers behind the "extremist agenda" are growing, he adds.
"I think it will continue to grow," he laments. "And the more people like Mayor de Blasio, who dig in their heels and try to push against the mainstream and ... against reality, I think the more we will see Democrats and leftists being thrown out of office."
Barber adds it's no wonder New York, New Jersey, and the "Left Coast" states are losing population as people are moving to more conservative areas such as Texas and Florida.
The Gender Marker Bill (Intro 954-A) was put forward by the openly homosexual speaker of the New York city Council, Corey Johnson, in partnership with the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.