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Let’s talk about the Marriage Protection Act – Beau of the Fifth Column
GOP-led states push to restrict gender-affirming care for trans youth
Lawmakers in Iowa passed a ban on gender-affirming care for minors, following legislators in Arkansas passing their own bill making it easier to sue doctors who provide treatment to people under 18. NBC’s Vaughn Hillyard reports on why right-wing voices are calling for an end to transgender care across the country.
“Eradicating Transness”: ACLU’s Chase Strangio on GOP’s Assault on LGBTQ Rights at CPAC & Nationwide – Democracy Now!
At least 150 bills have been filed by Republican lawmakers across the United States that target transgender people, with at least seven states enacting bans on gender-affirming healthcare for transgender youth. Other bills have targeted drag performers, doctors and trans adults seeking transition-related care. For more on growing conservative attacks on transgender people and theContinue reading ““Eradicating Transness”: ACLU’s Chase Strangio on GOP’s Assault on LGBTQ Rights at CPAC & Nationwide – Democracy Now!”
The Tennessee House Just Passed a Bill Completely Gutting Marriage Equality
The bill could allow county clerks to deny marriage licenses to same-sex, interfaith, or interracial couples in Tennessee. The Tennessee House of Representatives has passed a bill that would allow people to refuse to perform a marriage if they disagree with it. According to the bill, which passed Monday night, “a person shall not beContinue reading “The Tennessee House Just Passed a Bill Completely Gutting Marriage Equality”
Iowa legislators propose a ban on same-sex marriage
The Legislature is also considering a bill that would permit residents to deny recognition of same-sex marriages on religious grounds. Nearly eight years after the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage and several months after Congress codified gay nuptials, Iowa legislators proposed banning such unions in their state constitution. “In accordance with the laws of natureContinue reading “Iowa legislators propose a ban on same-sex marriage”
Why some House Republicans flipped to “no” on marriage equality
More than half a dozen House Republicans who voted to codify federal recognition of same-sex and interracial marriage in July flipped to voting “no” or “present” on Thursday – despite the Senate making the bill more GOP-friendly. Why it matters: The backslide highlights the political tightrope many GOP elected officials are walking as LGBTQ+ rights continue to divide the party.DrivingContinue reading “Why some House Republicans flipped to “no” on marriage equality”
VIDEO: Why You Should Be Worried About the Supreme Court | System Error – VICE News
In this episode of System Error, we investigate how the U.S. Supreme Court became a broken institution.
VIDEO: The Election of 1860 & the Road to Disunion: Crash Course US History #18
In which John Green teaches you about the election of 1860. As you may remember from last week, things were not great at this time in US history. The tensions between the North and South were rising, ultimately due to the single issue of slavery. The North wanted to abolish slavery, and the South wantedContinue reading “VIDEO: The Election of 1860 & the Road to Disunion: Crash Course US History #18”
Inside Steve Bannon’s ‘disturbing’ quest to radically rewrite the US constitution
By taking over state legislatures, Republicans hope to pass conservative amendments that cannot be electorally challenged Steve Bannon, the former chief strategist in the Trump White House who is at the forefront of the Republican march toward hard-right populism, is throwing his weight behind a movement to radically rewrite the US constitution. Bannon has devotedContinue reading “Inside Steve Bannon’s ‘disturbing’ quest to radically rewrite the US constitution”