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I heard a story on the radio yesterday (I was in my car around 3:30 yesterday so it must have been “the daily”). The person being interviewed believes that the raft of anti-trans bills is just the next fight in the culture wars. He thought they started shortly after Roe v Wade, and included such hits as anti-gay bills like the “defense of marriage” or “don’t ask don’t tell” stuff.I find it especially sickening that the GOP has now decided to pivot from attacking the gays to now attacking children with their anti-trans stance.
It's one thing to fight trans kids on sports, but quite another when you make it illegal to allow trans kids access to the gender affirming care they so desperately need.
The GOP today are a party of hate. And that saddens me because it means there's no proper yang for the ying that is the DNC.
They played audio of witnesses talking about the anti-trans bills in various legislatures. The opponents’ experts far outnumbered those speaking in favor of the bills. And the supporters were multiple psychologists and psychiatrists with decades of experience with transgender individuals. The main expert witness of the supporters was an anesthesiologist who had never treated a single transgender person.
They also pointed out that nobody had lodged a single complaint of a trans athlete making things unfair for other girl athletes. The whole thing hurts transgender children and has no positive effect. It is 100% culture war. Transgender people are just the latest punching bag of the right-wing ’s.