As Democrats continue losing millions of registered voters to the GOP, many of the party’s congressional members are now latching on to one of the most unnecessary pieces of legislation ever.
Dozens of Dems are supporting a so-called “Trans Bill of Rights” which “provides a comprehensive framework to provide protections for transgender and nonbinary people, ensuring that they are not discriminated against or persecuted for their gender identity and expression,” according to a press release.
As Republicans across the country continue to attack the fundamental rights of our trans community, we are saying enough is enough. Proud to introduce a Trans Bill of Rights alongside @RepCicilline, @RepMarkTakano, @RepRitchie, and @RepMarieNewman today. pic.twitter.com/4tpSnvaPEH
— Rep. Pramila Jayapal (@RepJayapal) June 28, 2022
“With this resolution, we salute the resilience and courage of trans people across our country, and outline a clear vision of what we must do in Congress in order to allow trans people to lead full, happy lives with the basic freedoms to housing, physical and mental healthcare, and employment without discrimination or a risk to their lives,” Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.), head of the far-left Progressive Caucus, said in a statement.
According to The Blaze, the proposed plan “would almost certainly have dramatic negative repercussions for the rights Americans who do not support the LGBT agenda, as it would entail enshrining the concept of gender identity within civil rights law.”
The measure involves editing “the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to explicitly include gender identity and sex characteristics as protected characteristics” and altering “federal education laws to explicitly clarify that they protect students from discrimination based on gender identity and sex characteristics,” according to the press release.
In addition, the changes entail “codifying Bostock and clarifying that it is illegal to discriminate in employment, housing, and credit based on gender identity and sex characteristics” and “requiring the Attorney General to designate a liaison within the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice dedicated to advising and overseeing enforcement of the civil rights of transgender people.”
The measure also would evoke “codifying the right to abortion and contraception, protecting transgender people from discrimination in healthcare, and banning forced surgery on intersex children and infants in violation of ethical standards of care.”
The Blaze adds:
The dogmas of radical gender ideology remain deeply controversial. One area of significant debate has surrounded the issue of women’s sports, as many people do not believe biological men should be allowed to compete in female athletics. Examples of biological males winning in women’s sports continue to occur — for example, a 29-year-old transgender skateboarder recently won first place in a competition, while a 13-year-old girl placed second.
As for abortion, the Supreme Court ruling does not ban the procedure but rather returns it to states for their citizens to decide via their elected representatives. Roughly a dozen or so states had so-called “trigger” laws kick in banning abortions outright or severely restricting them premised on the repeal of ‘Roe.’ But state judges in Lousiana and Utah have already issued temporary injunctions barring them from being enforced while doctors and healthcare providers in those states take stock of the changes and how they and prospective patients are going to be impacted.
Still, other states could see changes to trigger laws via legislation or ballot initiatives, but it’s very likely that in some states the laws will remain intact and abortions will banned outright.