The bill follows a Republican blatantly untrue narrative that children are being forced to transition against their will.
Republicans want to let unsupportive parents sue doctors who treat their transgender children
A group of Republican senators has introduced a bill that would deny federal funds to any gender-affirming medical care for transgender individuals. The bill would also allow anyone who received such care (and their parents) to sue the medical professionals who provided it. But the bill is based on a misleading and transphobic view of how gender-affirming care actually works.
The so-called “Protect Minors from Medical Malpractice Act of 2022” would give individuals who were given puberty blockers, hormone replacement therapy, and surgical procedures — and their parents — up to 30 years after the age of 18 to sue the medical professionals who administered the care.
The bill would also make it so that neither federal dollars nor federal laws could compel medical practitioners to offer such care.
Bill Maher suggests kids are coming out as trans is because it’s ‘trendy’ and being gay ‘is not hip enough’ anymore in monologue slamming LGBTQ supporters for ‘experimenting on children’ with hormone blockers and gender reassignment surgery.
Maher, 66, who often draws ire of both conservatives and liberals on his show, largely went after the transgender part of that acronym in his editorial.
He began by noting the polls show the number of Americans identifying as LGBTQ has doubled with each passing generation.
Maher then asked if people are allowed to see those increases and ask: ‘What’s up with that?’
He then pivoted to a recent ACLU finding claimed abortion rights bans would affect LGBTQ people more than women.
‘Someone needs to say it – not everything’s about you. It’s okay to ask questions about something very new,’ Maher said.
Maher also cracked about the upcoming Pride parade in New York City not including gay men, but only trans people and lesbians.
He then suggested the number of people identifying as LGBTQ is ‘trendy’ because teenagers like to challenge ‘the squares who brought you up’.
Mississippi’s new bill is step one to legally erasing trans people
Transgender name changes are the newest target for conservatives’ attack on trans rights.
What’s notable about the bill is it’s the first time American conservatives have actively tried curtailing transgender name changes.
Prison Guards Made Fun Of Transgender Inmates And Released Their Medical Info In A Private Facebook Group
The groups, both named “Behind the Walls” and followed by different spellings of “Illinois Department of Corrections,” each have more than 4,000 members.
We need clear laws against conversion therapy
Federal and provincial governments must not only ban conversion therapy, which aims to change sexual orientation, they must do so as clearly as possible.
Radical Feminists and Conservative Christians Team Up Against Transgender People:
The right has been using the writings of trans-exclusive radical feminists to justify their crusade. It’s not the first time the far left and far right have teamed up.
Pence urges voters to back Trump over anti-LGBT ‘religious freedom’ acts:
Vice President Mike Pence counted on Saturday President Trump’s actions in favor of “religious freedom” — considered by LGBT rights supporters as means to enable anti-LGBT discrimination — as reasons for why conservative voters should turn out in the congressional mid-term elections to back Republican candidates and the Trump administration.
Pence made the remarks before attendees at the Values Voter Summit, an annual D.C. confab for social conservatives hosted by the anti-LGBT Family Research Council.
Holy Bullies and Headless Monsters: Family Research Council, Breitbart exploit hysteria to warp legitimate study about transgender children:
Today, FRC, with the help of extreme right-wing crap sheet Breitbart, is taking a different path. The group is calling out legitimate science:
Threat in Newberry investigated as transgender hate crime:
Alachua County Sheriff’s deputies are looking for a person suspected of spray painting a derogatory slur used against transgender people on a home garage.