transgender rights

Coverage Of Gender-Affirming Care Is An Unequal Patchwork
Lawsuits brought by transgender employees show how state agencies fight against paying for gender-affirming care for some people while others are covered.
Florida GOP Lawmakers Use Last Days Of Legislative Session To Attack Trans Rights
Oklahoma GOP Holds COVID Funds Hostage To Block Gender-Affirming Care
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Where Things Stand: Post-Roe, Trans Issues May Be GOP’s Next Evangelical Energizing Vehicle
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For weeks we’ve been watching Republicans squirm to find a messaging balance.

The party as a whole is attempting to walk a bizarre tightrope as leaders try to downplay Republicans’ unadulterated joy at the defeat of Roe, a social issue the GOP’s been using as a policy placeholder for decades, in the face of our evidence-backed reality: support for abortion access is at a record high among Americans across the political spectrum.

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GOPer Sends Fake Appointment Confirmations For ‘Your Child’s Gender Reassignment Surgery’ In Fundraising Texts
Where Things Stand: Blue States Prepare To Deal With Red States’ Various Horror Shows
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All signs continue to point to SCOTUS issuing a ruling this summer that could dismantle Roe, tossing the decision of whether or not individuals can obtain abortions into the salivating hands of Republican state elected officials.

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Where Things Stand: Legislating Problems Into Existence
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^A GOP memoir.

Indiana’s Republican governor vetoed his state’s GOP-dominated legislature’s bill on Monday that would’ve banned transgender girls from participating in girls schools sports.

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AUSTIN, TX - JUNE 08: Texas Governor Greg Abbott speaks during a press conference at the Texas State Capitol in Austin, Texas on June 8, 2021. Abbott signed Senate bills 2 and 3 into law to reform the Electric Reliability Council of Texas and weatherize and improve the reliability of the state's power grid. The bill signing comes months after a disastrous February winter storm that created widespread power outages and left dozens of Texans dead. (Photo by Montinique Monroe/Getty Images) Judge Temporarily Halts Texas From Probing Gender-Affirming Care For Minors As ‘Child Abuse’
Where Things Stand: Biden Uses GOP’s Greatest Fear Against Them
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The tactic doesn’t always work, but this was a clever one.

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