One after another, Democrats stood to speak in opposition to the anti-trans gender affirming care ban for trans youth in the state. The bill, SB99, passed the Senate and now goes to the House floor.
My heart breaks every time I read about how ignorant people feel it’s their responsibility to interfere with parental rights and prevent trans children from fully becoming themselves.
Wait until the trans children are adults and legislators, and they ban care for these old codgers.
I always appreciate your reporting, Erin! Do you have any suggestions for ways that out-of-state allies can help? I think a list of activist orgs in red states to donate to might be really useful, if you're already familiar with some that you could recommend. I've looked some up on my own and am planning on donating to the local ACLU chapter but wondering if I can do more.
No one is going to want to work in this state and companies will leave that is the economic future for these states
The phrasing for the social transition part also seems to be a direct attack on Representative Zooey Zephyr's ability to advocate for trans issues from her elected position.