Resolution seeks to end gender-classification of kid’s meal toys

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - NOVEMBER 03: A photo illustration of a Happy Meal at McDonald's on November 3, 2010 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by David Paul Morris/Getty Images)

LANSING, Mich. – A resolution presented in the Michigan House of Representatives would encourage restaurants to not ask you if you wanted a “girl toy” or a “boy toy” with your kid’s meal.

House Resolution #429 was presented by Leslie Love (D-Redford Township) and 13 other Democrats, including Jon Hoadley of Kalamazoo. One Republican, Kathy Crawford of Lyon Township also signed on the proposed resolution.

The resolution says the practice of identifying toys as being specifically for “boys” or “girls” can “influence and limit children’s imaginations and interests.” The resolution says that numerous studies “have highlighted the harmful effects of gender-classified toys.”

The resolution suggests that businesses should ask the customer if they want a choice of toy by describing the item, like asking “Would you like a Transformer or a My Little Pony?” instead of asking if the toy is for a boy or girl.

If passed, the resolution would urge restaurants and franchises to make the change, but isn’t a binding ordinance. Copies of the resolution would also be sent to CEOs of boards of directors of major restaurant chains in Michigan.

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9 comments

    • JMG

      The so called “gender issue” is part of a greater attack on the framework of society itself. Read “Rules for radicals” by saul alinsky, The handbook of the left. It details the plan.

  • Gordon Anderson

    Don’t these clowns have anything better to work on? You cannot legislate away the biological difference of boys and girls.

  • Sherry

    This is an absurd burden being placed on businesses and employees. As well as local law enforcement and tax payers.
    It is not harmful to children Or an adult if they want a boy toy or a girl toy in any kids meal. This is a waste of Public funds creating such an ordinance anywhere in America. This is simply political pandering to the homosexuals and mentally ill people that cant even comprehend the most basic task of self identification.

  • Kevin Rahe

    “harmful effects of gender-classified toys”
    If kids are terrified of their sex, they learned it from their parents. I say, let’s fix the parents.