Republican anti-LGBTQ+ policies in schools are not popular. Now, a new Navigator Research Poll shows that book bans, school sports policies, and Don't Say Gay bills are wildly unpopular.
If this leads to a massive win for the Dems, we need to push them as hard as we can to make federal protections for LGBTQ folks and women. We need to undo and prevent the damage that republican supermajorities have done across this country, not just ignore it until the republicans seize power again
This types of population rejection and without a far right supreme court that would make ours blush (like they didn't and did have respectively in Weimar republic) is the intraveneous HOPIUM I keep getting. Pay for Erins journalism. If you can. Which i can. So I do. Love and Solidarity Comrades ✊🏳️🌈♥️🏳️⚧️
Absolute power corrupts. In gerrymandered America Republicans believe and act like they have absolute power. We saw this once again yesterday in Tennessee where they silenced a black democratic legislator. One of the three they tried to permanently remove.
The ultimate goal here is to end democracy entirely-to no longer have a country where a Democrat can ever have a voice. This is the goal of the Trump candidacy that preaches retribution.
When Roe v Wade was overturned, they got the taste of blood and they liked it. Abortion rights was their target since Roe's passage and with their victory they are moving quickly and aggressively to cement it in the states. The next target was the other thing that has always stuck in their craw-LGBTQ rights.
The attack on transgender youth is coordinated and aggressive-a poster child for conspiracy. The same experts from fake scientific organizations move from state to state like Barnum and Bailey to testify before legislatures that act on what their itching ears want to hear.
The laws attacking transgender youth was just a foot in the door as we see the pivot towards going after transgender adults as well. The Republican platform says marriage is between one man and one woman. We can see where this is going.
Polls consistently show that Americans don't like this. They don't like the end of abortion rights and frankly they think LGBTQ people should be left alone to live their lives as they see fit.
So one has to ask why do the right wing persist in pushing an unpopular agenda. The answer is they believe they have a monopoly. Polls don't matter if you can fix it so the opposition can't win. They might be right, I hope not.
I am hoping democracy in America is not dead. Next year's elections will show us.
To all my brave transgender brothers and sisters my heart is with you.
Good! Now if only they could accept this and stop pushing these fascist laws!
Unbelievable journalism, Erin, you give us a lot of hope. I can never thank you enough, for what you and Ms. Zephyr do for all of us.
A televised high school football game got shot up first week of school and they’re still worried about drag queens and trans children’s genitalia??
I know that here in NC, the Republican legislature is cornering itself into an electoral slaughter next year. Well, as much slaughter as can be performed in gerrymandered districts. They are going to find out this is not Florida.
Investing so much into an agenda built around religious dogma, and in red states legislation thinly disguised discrimination, is no longer acceptable in polite society. People’s attitudes have changed and free expression of gender is more important and popular than ever. Good luck trying to social engineer society back into the 1970s, an attempt doomed to fail.
I don't know where, probably on twitter before Musk took over, but a progressive southerner said something like "The South isn't conservative; it's just suppressed". These polls seem to line up with that statement. The fascist GOP is not only on the wrong side of history, but on the wrong side of their constituents.
They messed with the wrong group
Now let’s ride this wave in 2024 and get some federal protections like someone else said
I just wish unpopular policies actually led to electoral consequences. I think most (D) victories have been because of abortion moreso than trans rights. Of course, they're related, but I'm not sure that soccer moms in Waukesha Co. would continue to vote (D) if the GOP ever backed off on abortion but kept going after trans people. :(
This makes sense, given that it is 1) extremely vicious 2) extremely disruptive 3) an attack on freedom 4) helps absolutely nobody & is only designed to harm people 5) connected to religious intrusion into public institutions 6) based on conspiracy theories most Americans don’t believe or even know about. Etc.