We're just going to disagree. I believe we only have one life to live and it's short. People are allowed to do what they want as long as it harms no one. The end. People like you care way too much about how other people choose to live and I will never understand why.
I'll never understand how someone who almost assuredly is on the "Left" end of the spectrum, and thinks the government should be involved in all things, reconciles that same position with what you just stated.
How I justify my position is through empathy Katie. Deep, powerful empathy and a love for mankind. We are not islands, no matter how much I may wish it were so, we are connected. Such things as what we discussed, when normalized, will become more prevalent, especially as they are taught to children--something already happening at the elementary school age. I would no more want a higher prevalence of trans-anything than I would want a higher prevalence of suicide and depression, because they are not good for individuals, and they are not good for society.
Imagine, if you will, for a moment, what it must be like to be so aggrieved, and so utterly lost, as to think that you need to mutilate your body to alleviate that pain, that wrongness. Now, looking from the outside, but holding that perspective, would you rather that everyone around you validate those feelings, and encourage you to indulge in them, and go forward with the mutilation, or would you rather that those around you do nothing, and ignore your plight, or would you rather they wrap you close in their embrace, and try to help you find a way to deal with your obvious problems.
I fall into the last of those 3.