We’re barely a month into state legislative sessions, and already we’re seeing lawmakers racing to discriminate against LGBTQ people — and in particular, LGBTQ youth.
In Tennessee, legislators rammed through a bill that will allow adoption agencies to prevent LGBTQ people from adopting children who desperately need loving homes, a bill the Governor has pledged to sign. An adoption agency could also deny service if it objects to the religion practiced by the parents.
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Unfortunately, these discriminatory efforts aren’t limited to just adoption. In states across the country, bills are being introduced that would punish doctors from providing best practice medical care to transgender youth — one of the most extreme attacks on the transgender community in recent memory. Medical professionals, not politicians, should decide what medical care is in the best interest of a patient.
Other bills seek to prevent transgender student-athletes from competing on teams that align with their gender identity. Transgender athletes participate in sports for the same reason as everyone else — to stay healthy, feel part of group, and build community. Attacking these students is bullying, plain and simple.
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A new year should bring new opportunities for people to feel welcomed and supported by their communities — not be attacked because of who they are or who they love and singled out for discrimination.
We’re not giving up the fight, and we’re not backing down. We need you with us if we’re to make headway in blocking and defeating these blatant attempts to discriminate. Let’s work together to protect LGBTQ people across the country.
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