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So nice that these disparate religious groups can come together to hate people. Seems hate is the only thing that can bring them together. Sucks to suck I guess.

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So it is a religious based issue after all. It's all about power and control over others. It won't be long until the atheists are excluded from public schools along with the gay kids

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First off this “issue” is a nothing burger. Secondly conservative men view trans women as men and thus ascribe their own perverse thoughts and feelings onto transgender women. Never in my life have I felt threatened or was made uncomfortable by a transgender woman. Never.

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Although I am very concerned about what the outcome would be if a case like this went to SCOTUS, for now this is good news, and I’m happy to take victories where we can get them!

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This Muslim country is a place with much experience delivering sexual reassignment surgeries. The country of Iran. Also burial tombs from the ancients.indicate A 20 percent incident of non binary individuals were discovered in their sarcophagus

Wikipedia: In 1963, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini wrote a book in which he stated that there was no religious restriction on corrective surgery for intersex individuals, though this did not apply to those without physical ambiguity in sex organs. At the time Khomeini was a radical, anti-Shah revolutionary.

reconfirmed by the current leader of Iran, Ali Khamenei, and is also supported by many other Iranian clerics.[13] Hojatoleslam Kariminia, a mid-level cleric who is in favor of transgender rights, has stated that he wishes "to suggest that the right of transsexuals to change their gender is a human right" and that he is attempting to "introduce transsexuals to the people through my work and in fact remove the stigma or the insults that sometimes attach to these people."[2] In 2010, the Iranian Legal Medicine Organization formulated the first national standardised protocol of the diagnosis and treatment of gender dysphoria.[14] In 2014, the Transgender Studies Center was founded as part of the Mashhad University of Medical Sciences.[14] Many transgender individuals flee the country despite the Fatwa.Life there is difficult for sexual and gender diverse people.

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Currently, we are relying on Courts and elected Dems, and this is a frail reed indeed. As Erin said:

> it only requires one judge in an unfavorable circuit to drastically alter the landscape

>of transgender rights.

I understand that organizing transgender folks is akin to herding kittens. But I fear we are substantially un-armed for the near-certain direct fight against fascism that lies ahead.

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