Running head: GENDER IDENTITY AND THE ANTI DISCRIMINATION LAWS
Should Gender Identity be added to the Anti-discrimination Laws?
GENDER IDENTITY AND THE ANTI DISCRIMINATION LAWS
The United States of America is a revered country for its attempts of protecting and
respecting the rights of people. Regardless of the attempts made by the local, state, and Federal
governments to ensure protection and freedom under the constitution for all the citizens of
America, various regulations are implemental to the general conviction of public majority.
Among the policies is the move of including gender identity in the laws of the antidiscrimination.
Gender identity requires to be excluded in the anti-discrimination laws because sex orientation
failed to pass the test in trumping basic civil liberties (Arana, 2017). However, involving the
gender identity in the anti-discrimination laws will be offering prerogative to groups of
individuals with motives that are self-centered at the detriment of most of the public actors.
According to Peebles (2017), the first reason as to why the gender identity requires
exclusion in the anti-discrimination is the sense that it is vague and fails to define clearly the
degree of discrimination under sexual orientation and gender identity. Besides, Leary (2017)
points out that the two aspects are subjection and makes it hard verifying identity apart from
natural or biological identification of gender identity. This way, the move will increase
insignificant liability to the public for discrimination accusations on characters, which lack