even more alarming is the number of people who claim tranny without a genetic link and still insist it is a biological condition and not a psychological factor- like the person above.
I'm not sure if you are referencing my previous comment, or someone else's. Hopefully someone else's, since I am open to the idea that there is a genetic component involved. Also, I wasn't trying to say that transgender people become such based on (only) biological reasons - far from it. Obviously the psychological component is dominant. What I was trying to say is that I would define "sex" based on what the body indicates, not what the mind desires.
I went back and reread your earlier comment, and now I think I understand your point: that the Y chromosome is not enough to call someone a male. Interesting idea, I must admit. But unless there are other very strong biological indicators of femaleness (i.e. female parts), then I would used the Y chromosome as a yardstick. If the person can combine with a woman to produce a baby (assuming fertile sperm), then I don't know how that person can be anything but biologically male, no matter what is going on inside the brain. A man who needs a "sex change" operation to become woman is actually proving the point that he was born a male. (Vice versa for a woman.) For example, I hope you wouldn't deny that pre-sex-change Bruce Jenner is a biological man, no matter how he feels inside.
As for spirituality and "sexuality" (as opposed to the word "sex" meaning gender), that is something for which we cannot and need not draw any lines in society. That is the realm of feelings.
As for forcing people to use "back door doctors" - I have no objection to people getting sex change operations if they so choose, at legitimate medical facilities. I just don't want to pay for someone else's elective surgery. I'm guessing that most of us feel the same about that.