Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Anti-trans initiatives in the United States (2022)

Today is the first day of Pride Month. Please check out this article: "Cover Star Chase Strangio Is Our Defender." Harron Walker. The Advocate. June 1, 2022. From the article:

"Lawmakers filed a record number of anti-trans bills in 2020 only to break that record the following year, introducing 150 pieces of legislation that would make trans people’s lives—and those of their accepting parents and medical providers—needlessly difficult, if not fully criminalized. We’re not even halfway through 2022, and already we’re on track to break that record again, with 140 bills filed by mid-May alone.

“This is the third year where we’re seeing this incredibly intense attack against trans people, but particularly trans youth,” says Cathryn Oakley, state legislative director and senior counsel at the Human Rights Campaign. “The folks pushing these bills are the same opponents of LGBTQ equality we’ve had for decades: the Heritage Foundation, the American Principles Project, the Alliance for Defending Freedom — same old, same old. Their goal is to stop LGBTQ equality at any cost.

Chase Strangio, the trans rights lawyer who's profiled by the article, warns that USAmericans can't expect more "wins like...Obergefell or Bostock" from the current Supreme Court.

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