Onslaught of anti-trans legislation highlights urgent need for transgender lawmakers

Onslaught of anti-trans legislation highlights urgent need for transgender lawmakers

As of this March, 82 pieces of anti-transgender legislation have been introduced at the state level in 2021. Already surpassing the 2020 total of 79, this marks the highest number of anti-trans bills introduced in history. In the majority of the states where this legislation is proposed, there are no trans folks in political positions. There is a direct correlation between anti-trans bills and a lack of representation. 

According to the Human Rights Campaign these bills are not supported by major companies and youth athletes, “Earlier this month, more than 55 major U.S. corporations stood up and spoke out to oppose anti-transgender legislation being proposed in states across the country…Nearly 550 college athletes have stood up to anti-transgender legislation by demanding the NCAA pull championships from states with anti-trans sports legislation.”. But the bills are being introduced anyway.  

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