One government employee writes me that her husband recently attended a meeting of business clients in the army. He sat at a table with a woman who used to be a man and graduated from West Point.
It's one thing to call for compassion for such troubled people. It is quite another for government to promote these aberrations as normal and equal to heterosexuals.
The Bush Administration doesn't want to be labeled mean-spirited and so probably won't cancel any of these events. But you never see Democrats reaching out to the Christian-conservative-heterosexual crowd as part of their inclusiveness efforts. Sort of makes one wonder, what's the point of having political power if one doesn't use it in situations like this? I'm Cal Thomas, happily heterosexual, in Washington.