In its seemingly endless quest to become the Christian version of Saudi Arabia, Russia has passed a new law that forbids those it considers to be sexual deviants — including transsexual and transgender people — from driving a car because there are too many accidents on the roads.
Russia has listed transsexual and transgender people among those who will no longer qualify for driving licences.Fetishism, exhibitionism and voyeurism are also included as “mental disorders” now barring people from driving.
The government says it is tightening medical controls for drivers because Russia has too many road accidents.
“Pathological” gambling and compulsive stealing are also on the list. Russian psychiatrists and human rights lawyers have condemned the move…
But the Professional Drivers Union supported the move. “We have too many deaths on the road, and I believe toughening medical requirements for applicants is fully justified,” said the union’s head Alexander Kotov.
Sometimes I think I’ve gone through a mirror into some alternate bizarro universe. Unfortunately, I haven’t. It’s this planet.