Statehouse Trans Crackdown Explained


Here's a glimpse at how progressives see this legislative push . . . Mostly as a political wedge issue.

Meanwhile . . . There's no denying that it's an EFFECTIVE one at that . . . Check-it . . .

Republicans have made clear that they intend to run on trans issues as part of a broader “protect the children” platform heading into 2024, following the success of Virginia Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s 2021 campaign centering on parental rights.

It’s become a means of proving conservative bona fides to GOP primary voters, including right-wing evangelicals, and it’s coming from the top down: Former President Trump announced earlier this year that, if reelected, he would “stop” gender-affirming care for minors, which he said was “child abuse” and “child sexual mutilation.” He also said he would bar federal agencies from working to “promote the concept of sex and gender transition at any age.”

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The GOP's coordinated national campaign against trans rights, explained

From Florida to Oklahoma, transgender rights are facing a fresh wave of attacks in Republican-controlled state legislatures. Though many of the bills being proposed will never become law, they serve a practical purpose for Republicans.