After battling an anti-trans kid bill that would penalize doctors who provide them with hormone blockers for months now, I'm happy to report that it failed in committee with a vote of 6-2 in my state. As I celebrate this I can't help but feel the dread of not only what is to come, since the Right has made it clear these vulnerable kids are their new targets, but also what's going to happen in states where these bills are passing.
How can these people sleep at night knowing they are destroying lives? Some might honestly believe they are helping due to the conflicting science, much of it spread by the same doctors who are anti-vaxxers and shouldn't even be called doctors in the first place, but most seem to be looking for the new fear-based platform and scapegoat in order to make a comeback given that they're losing their elections.
How are these bills doing in your state? Share your challenges and victories in the chat.