Imagine a scenario in which the Trump administration called for all Americans to register their sexual preferences with the government. Gay, straight, bi, trans, and every other permutation of sexual desire and identity would be compiled and cross-referenced by government officials. Lying or failing to answer the question would be a violation of federal law, subject to fines. The government would know precisely what is going on in your bedroom, and in the bedrooms of your fellow citizens across the nation.
That sounds like a lefty fever dream, a dystopian vision of Trumpian persecution.
Instead, it is the policy some LGBT advocates are clamoring for and were disappointed not to have received last week. Rather than celebrating the protection of their privacy, the National LGBTQ Taskforce released a press statement condemning the administration’s decision to continue the existing policy of minding their own business.
…”The decision not to compile a government database of gay people was “another step to deny LGBTQ people freedom, justice, and equity.”…
It is a strange sort of freedom, justice, and equality that requires a bureaucrat’s catalog to realize it.