The Courier Mail just exposed a leaked document from Queensland’s Transport and Main Road Department revealing the true reason that height and gender information were removed from the state’s driver’s licenses back in 2016. The record indicates that the change was a direct result of harassment from the LGBT community:
“TMR has received complaints and suggestions from members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex community about displaying gender/sex (M or F) on TMR cards.”
During an interview with news.com.au, a government spokesperson attempted to exculpate the issue, but with little success:
The spokesman said the main reasons for the change, which weren’t identified in the TMR document, were amendments to federal sex discrimination laws and technological advancements around facial recognition.
“They should have been (included in the document) and we’ve asked that this additional information be included.”
The leak has caused a huge stir among Queenslanders, many of whom are enraged over the blatant catering to identity politics:
Another person commented, “Australia is becoming a joke. Too many idiots making decisions for us normal Aussies.”
Opposition Leader Deb Frecklington also said the 2016 changes were “madness”.
“It is offensive to taxpayers that their hard-earned money has been wasted on this rubbish,” she told the Courier Mail.
Although the government spokesperson assured Queenslanders that police will still have access to information on gender and height when they run licenses, citizens are not impressed. Although a huge aspect of this case is the Transport and Main Road Department’s disregard for public safety and accountability by removing identifying characteristics from all licenses in order to cater to complaints from a few, the greater issue lies in its unhesitating obedience to lobby groups.
Since same-sex marriage has been legalised, it seems as though the LGBT lobby has asserted a position of unleashed power over our state and federal government. In this specific case, all they had to do was complain about the gender designation on driver’s licenses, and authorities removed it.
Where will Australia draw the line?