ETA** please help me understand this (gay, transgender, etc related)
on another post about the defense of marriage act being kicked one of the first comments was "equality for all" and I hear this all the time. I get it. I get what it means. What I don't get is the general double-standard. What I mean is what about the teen who wants to be in a consenting relationship with an adult? I always hear things like "they are still a kid, they aren't mature enough to make that type of decision" or "they aren't legally allowed to make that decision" and other things of the sort. Yet, on the topic of transgender toddlers or kids the majority of the opinions agree that a 6 year old is old enough or mature enough to make THAT decision...the decision with which gender they relate. I don't get the apparent double-standard.
please explain this...without saying "it's not the same". clearly, it's not EXACTLY the same. however, I do think they are comparable scenarios. and no, I'm not being judgmental or a bigot, nor am I trying to be rude. I sincerely do wish to understand the hypocrisy that seems to be involved here. why is a teen not old enough to enter the relationship they choose...yet, a six year old is old enough to decide they are living in the wrong body?
ETA: for those of you who cannot read, I mentioned nothing about said teen entering a sexual relationship...not all relationships are sex based. Therefor many of your responses are invalid. Also, yes I understand that being transgender does not mean being gay