We are not making this up. The city of San Francisco is handing out money for people based upon one thing: whether or not they are transgender. That’s right — if you are a transgender individual in San Francisco, you get thousands of dollars sent directly into your bank account, simply because you are transgender.
There are so many things appallingly awful about this proposal that it’s difficult to figure out where to begin.
Let’s start off with its illegality. If challenged, the law will almost certainly be struck down as being an unconstitutional gift by providing a payment of someone simply for being transgender, which means it is violating the equal protection rights for all of those who are not transgender.
Then there is the sheer unfairness of it all. When the government elevates one class of people over another, it creates resentment and a penchant for those on the short end to stop believing in the system.
Then there is the promotion of the victim entitlement culture, which has millions of Americans seeking a handout and gravitating toward those politicians that will pander to them.
It’s very possible San Francisco’s elected officials pushing this nonsense learned a lesson from President Biden’s illegal loan forgiveness program. That is, promise goodies to the electoral bloc you are seeking to placate and wait for the court to strike it down. That way, you curry favor with your favored interest group without having to ever shell out any money, since the court will block it anyway.