Here's an example of the kind of bigoted antediluvian anti-science anti-LGBTQ+ crapola the Texas Republican Party just adopted into their platform.
(Homosexuality and Gender Issues)
143. Homosexuality: Homosexuality is an abnormal lifestyle choice. We believe there should be no granting of special legal entitlements or creation of special status for homosexual behavior, regardless of state of origin, and we oppose any criminal or civil penalties against those who oppose homosexuality out of faith, conviction, or belief in traditional values. No one should be granted special legal status based on their LGBTQ+ identification.
[So are they saying it's legal to murder LGBTQ+ people? - Donna]
144. Gender Identity: We oppose all efforts to validate transgender identity. For the purpose of attempting to affirm a person age 21 or under if their perception is inconsistent with their biological sex, no medical practitioner or provider may engage in the following practices:
a. Intervene in any way to prevent natural progression of puberty.
b. Administer or provide opposite sex hormones.
c. Perform any surgery on healthy body parts of the underage person.
[Not even if the procedure is deemed necessary by a medical professional and approved by the child's parents? - Donna]
145. No Taxpayer Funding for Sex Change: We oppose the use of taxpayer funds for any type of medical gender dysphoria treatments or sex change operations and/or treatments. This includes but is not limited to military personnel as well as inmates in federal, state, or local prisons or jails. Inmates must be housed
according to their biological sex. No Federal, state, insurance, or probate monies may be allocated for the use of such treatment.
[IOW state-sanctioned discrimination based on solely on ones gender identity. - Donna]
146. Counseling Methods: Therapists, psychologists, and counselors licensed with the State of Texas shall not be forbidden or penalized by any licensing board for practicing Reintegrative Therapy or other counseling methods when counseling clients of any age with gender dysphoria or unwanted same-sex attraction.
[AKA conversion therapy, which has been repudiated by the medical community. Sounds fascist to me. - Donna]