How did we arrive at this cultural and legislative moment? Here you'll find articles exploring how anti-trans bills undermine public education, healthcare, and equal opportunities for many Americans. This is not a new legal fight, but simply the latest positioning of an alliance against equality that has fought against abortion access, same-sex marriage, and trans rights for decades.
Vox | By Emily St. James
“The goal isn’t just to punish trans kids seemingly for existing but to limit the imaginations of everybody else. If schools aren’t allowed to use language that suggests trans people exist and if trans kids aren’t allowed to pursue treatment, then the hope of these lawmakers seems to be that by never allowing discussion of these ideas, boundaries are placed upon the imagination.”
Scientific American | By The Editors
“Advocates for these laws argue that such treatments, which usually involve hormones that delay the changes associated with puberty, are unproven and dangerous and that the legislation is necessary to protect children. That is unscientific and cruel.”
The 19th | By Orion Rummler & Kate Sosin
“Lawmakers’ arguments in support of these bills stress that girls must be protected from losing opportunities in sports against “biological men.” That idea displays deep-seated assumptions about gender, as trans women are portrayed as a threat to cisgender girls’ academic and economic opportunities. As this argument has been repeated across the country, trans people and LGBTQ+ advocates tell The 19th that their existence is being called into question.”
Them | By James Factora
“Medical professionals who are found “guilty” of providing gender-affirming healthcare to youth would be classified as felons and could be subject to up to a lifelong term in state prison. ”
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