Misgendering Trans People Should Be a Crime, According to Virtually Half of Millennials

According to a recent poll, respondents in the millennial age range (those between the ages of 25 and 34) believe using incorrect pronouns to refer to a trans individual should be considered a criminal violation.

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A study performed by Redfield & Wilton Strategies found that among folks between the ages of 25 and 34, 44% agree with the statement that “referring to an individual by the inaccurate gender pronoun (he/him, she/her) should be a criminal offense.”

Only 31% of respondents disagreed with this statement. The remaining respondents indicated they don’t agree/disagree or they lack certainty about the matter.

This perspective is still held by a significant number of people between the ages of 35 and 44.

38% of individuals in this age range believe that misgendering should be prohibited, while 35% disagree, and 26% either don’t know or don’t have an opinion on the matter.

The rights of transgender persons, who have a gender identification that does not correspond to the sex they were given at birth, and the impact this has on women’s rights, have emerged as a contentious political issue all over the United States.

This is particularly true concerning women’s rights. A series of laws that affect transgender individuals have been passed in states governed by the Republican Party. These laws include prohibiting sex change surgeries and hormone therapy for children.

Gen Z

In comparison, only 19% of Americans want misgendering to be a criminal charge, while 65% oppose this, 12% neither agree nor disagree, and 4% responded that they don’t know.

The statistic for millennials starkly contrasts with the figure for all Americans.

Generation Z people in the United States, aged 18 to 24, are noticeably less enthusiastic than older millennials about making transgender identity confusion a criminal offense.

33% believe that calling someone by the incorrect pronoun should be a criminal charge, while 48% disagree with this notion. The other individuals either respond “neither” or “don’t know.”