Florida Representative David Borrero compared transition to suicide while defending HB1421, a bill that targets trans kids, trans adults, and bans all insurance coverage.
If I wasn’t convinced it was genocide before I certainly am now.
Just what we suspected all along. Florida is my home state and I am so embarrassed and heartbroken. Erin, thank you so much for your work. Your reporting and your map of the safe states is so important for our family right now. <3
This makes me ill hearing them say that this will save trans youth lives. LGBTQIA+ children/teenagers are one of the highest at-risk groups of people around the world and if this bill passes it is like taking a step back to the stone age.
This is the eradication they wanted. Next step is something like what Uganda has passed.
Thanks, Erin. I'm sorry you have to see all this all the time. I'm grateful for your work.
Does not the ACA prevent this? Federal law supercedes state law, does it not? The religious belief BS that these people are using is beyond unconstitutional. I am as God made me. Do not our own religious beliefs have no legal bearing on this!?!
If things keep going, there will be a point where we’ll have to physically fight for our very existence.
Things are only getting more dire. The mask is off. If DeSantis is able to land the presidency, we are in deep shit nationwide. Every single one of us has to work to insure he does not. This is an atrocity in the making.
The hatred and judgement in the conservative movement.... yearning to be judge, jury and executioner for religious reasons. Republicans are scary and dangerous people and desperate to crush personal freedom and liberty under their heel of government power
What are all you Floridians going to do now? Staying or moving? I’m in Indiana (red), and I want to move outta here, go where we will get treated with respect, Minnesota! I could move next door, Illinois. But too close to home.
The fact that this is not on the news 24/7 is MIND BLOWING to me. Republicans are literally going AGAINST all facts and medical advice and using GAWD as their argument for this.
It’s time to start our own religion and sue them for religious persecution. I’m just DISGUSTED. I will never ever set foot in Florida again.
How much are we going to take before we just say, “No, your laws are a farce and we’re not going to follow them!”
The IRS still thinks I am not dead so I must be still alive. Funny because I feel vibrantly alive. Angry. But very much alive.
Just wondering if any of the states banning transgender health care can be in this situation(read below) and can use that as an argument:<<<A judge in Jackson, Wyoming, on Wednesday temporarily blocked a state abortion ban that took effect Sunday, saying it ran afoul of a constitutional amendment voters approved in 2012 that guarantees "each competent adult shall have the right to make his or her own health care decisions." Anti-abortion lawmakers had declared in the new law that abortion is not health care, in an attempt to get around the amendment, which the same jurist, Teton County Judge Melissa Owens, had cited in blocking a previous abortion ban last August.
Owens said the state Legislature was overstepping its authority. "Wyomingites voted into law that they have a fundamental right to make their own health care decisions," with potential "necessary and reasonable restrictions" that put "no undue government infringement upon those rights," Owens said Wednesday.>> (From the article called Wyoming judge blocks state abortion ban, in “The Week” by Peter Weber on 23 March 2023)
I was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee. I'm planning a stealth trip to see family and friends before the borders are closed and the walls go up. My original plan of retiring back there in a decade is seeming inadvisable. Such a pity.