This is a must watch.
According to the Human Rights Campaign 2021 is already a record year in regards to the number of anti-transgender bills that have been submitted in legislatures all across the country. In their haste to sow division and hate Republican elected officials across the country are working as hard and fast as they can to make their discriminatory and bigoted beliefs law – in the process likely empowering anti-transgender/anti-LGBTQ+ bigots who share their beliefs to be more vocal and open in their bigotry.
Human Rights Campaign President Alphonso David issued the following statement in response to a record-setting anti-transgender legislative session:
These bills are not addressing any real problem, and they’re not being requested by constituents. Rather, this effort is being driven by national far-right organizations attempting to score political points by sowing fear and hate. What they don’t understand is opposing equality is highly unpopular — even among Trump voters — and states that pass legislation that attacks our community will face severe economic, legal, and reputational harm. In many cases, these legislative pushes are being prioritized above COVID-19 response and relief. This push comes as equality measures gain not only popular support but legislative momentum on the federal level, with the Biden Administration championing equality in early Executive Actions and Congress considering the Equality Act within the first 100 days of the new Administration.
Some Republicans who are pushing these anti-transgender bills – Republicans like Wisconsin’s own State Rep. Barb Dittrich – have even ridiculously attempted to frame anti-transgender legislation as an attempt to protect girls sports teams from the ravages of transgender athletes. In defense of her bigotry Rep. Dittrich said, “It is wholly unfair for a women to be competing and think she’s only competing against other females.”
Know what else is unfair? Working to enshrine bigotry against another human being out of ignorance, fear, disapproval.