What objective journalism, there, eh?
Gang, if want a woke sermon, I go to a Unitarian Universalist Church or a United Church of Christ. How bout you?
But, the point is that the beat goes on. Megyn Kelly beat the trans political agenda on her very influential podcast yesterday...and Clay and Buck opened their show on the Texas and Florida issue specifically.
The staggering fine print of Texas and Florida’s new anti-trans bills
Two sweeping bans on gender-affirming care for trans teens could have devastating implications
The Texas legislature passed a ban Wednesday on gender-affirming care for kids under 18, which includes hormone treatments and gender-affirming surgeries, though such surgeries are rarely performed on children. The ban allows trans teens already receiving hormone treatments to temporarily continue them. Still, it requires that they “wean” themselves off the treatments. Republican Gov. Greg Abbott is expected to sign the bill.
Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis, who is reportedly gearing up to announce his 2024 presidential bid next week, also signed a similar ban in his state Wednesday, one that imposes felony penalties on health care providers who administer gender-affirming care to kids under 18. The law includes a provision that concerns custody disputes for a child receiving gender-affirming care, and, though it only applies to a narrow set of circumstances, advocates worry that it could lead to Florida overriding other states’ rulings.
Both laws are part of the GOP’s coordinated national campaign against LGBTQ rights in state legislatures. Florida alone has already passed more anti-LGBTQ legislation this session than it did in the seven years prior; Texas is on track to pass more than double the number of similarly anti-LGBTQ laws than it did over that same period, said Cathryn Oakley, state legislative director and senior counsel at the Human Rights Campaign.
BTW, I promise. I will do a post soon on what I believe about these issues...and not merely to report on the continuing avalanche of breaking right-wing political victories.