introduced legislation making it a “trans-refuge” state. If the legislation passes, it would become a crime for parents to refuse to give their children “gender affirming” care, and parents could lose custody of their children if they refuse to play the gender games.
Minnesota is not alone. Laws like this are popping up all over the country. What’s behind them? Well, like all cultural phenomena there are many factors at work. However, one often-overlooked influence in the transgender movement is modern secular psychology.
Like many (all?) of the sciences, psychology has been co-opted by transgenderism. Nowhere is this better represented then in the DSM-5-TR, the latest version of the so-called “Bible of psychology.” The DSM is the handbook used to diagnose mental disorders, and while it is not considered inspired, it is treated as the definitive book on psychological diagnoses.
In the most recent edition, the DSM-5 fully embraces transgenderism. It separates sex and gender, and defines sex according to “sex characteristics,” while gender is apparently a psychological state. It then defines “gender dysphoria” as when a person experiences a “marked incongruence between one’s experienced/expressed gender and primary/secondary sex characteristic (or in young adolescents the anticipated secondary sex characteristics).”