Attacks on trans people are also attacks on science itself

Attacks on trans people are also attacks on science itself

Not long ago, Republican Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene — who opposes passing the Equality Act, which would guarantee federal civil rights protections for LGBTQ Americans — hung a sign outside her office. Her sign read, “trust the science.”

If only she — and like-minded others — would.

Justices Alito, Thomas Call for Overturning of Marriage Equality

Two of the Supreme Court’s most conservative members opened the court’s term with that assertion.

Supreme Court Justices Samuel Alito and Clarence Thomas have opened the court’s term by calling for the overturning of its 2015 marriage equality decision.

The Obergefell v. Hodges decision threatens religious liberty, Alito wrote in a statement in which Thomas concurred. The statement accompanied the court’s order deciding not to review an appeals court decision that went against Kim Davis, the Kentucky county clerk who famously closed down marriage license operations rather than serve same-sex couples.

Department of Education sends mixed messages to schools on LGBT issues – Outsports

Department of Education sends mixed messages to schools on LGBT issues – Outsports:

The Trump Administration is sending a mixed message to America’s schools as to how it views the rights of LGBTQ students and student athletes, following this summer’s landmark ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court regarding sexual orientation and gender identity.

Being an LGBTQI+ ally within the community | by Rachel Saunders | Aug, 2020 | Medium

Being an LGBTQI+ ally within the community | by Rachel Saunders | Aug, 2020 | Medium:

 

There’s a moment when you first realise to yourself what your gender or sexuality is, that this is me, and, well what am I going to do about it? Straight and cis people don’t need to ‘come out’, in our society why would they? Anyone who identifies outside of those binary boundaries, who transgresses those expectations faces a voyage into the unknown, leaving behind the safe harbour of ‘normality’ into potentially choppy and treacherous waters. There are as many paths to coming out as there are people who take this voyage, and where we end up is dependent on so many factors, many of which depend of the reactions of those around us who still inhabit the cis/straight shore. Oft time, our wellbeing also depends on the reactions of those new communities we make landfall on, within whose spaces we seek to inhabit and become a part of. This is why being an LGBTQI+ ally to those within the rainbow umbrella who identify differently to you is so crucial. Yes, there is more than one way to accept someone’s identity, but there are certainly plenty of ways we can screw things up.

Something has to change. The majority of trans people don’t want a fight, they want safety and respect

The way trans people’s rights are discussed is causing them fear and pain

For as long as the human species has existed, so have trans people. They make up only a small fraction of the population – and yet the discourse around them has become increasingly hostile, vastly overshadowing the small number of individuals at its centre. Why, in the past few years, have the rights of this extremely marginalised group become something everyone feels they need to have an opinion about?

What You Need to Know About Today’s LGBTQ Rights Arguments Before SCOTUS | American Civil Liberties Union

What You Need to Know About Today’s LGBTQ Rights Arguments Before SCOTUS | American Civil Liberties Union:

Today, the Supreme Court will hear arguments in three cases in which the Trump administration is urging the court to rule that it’s legal to fire workers for being LGBTQ.

Over 132,400 Opposed Trump’s Anti-Trans Health Care Plan

Over 132,400 Opposed Trump’s Anti-Trans Health Care Plan

The Trump Administration has shown it will stop at nothing to undermine access to health care for marginalized communities. Most recently, the Administration has proposed to undermine critical protections against sex discrimination in Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act, the Health Care Rights Law. Instead of combating discrimination in accessing health care and insurance coverage, the Administration is looking for any opportunity to weaken the Health Care Rights Law’s protections, which have been life saving for many transgender and non-binary people.