We’ve all heard about the Bill of Rights but now Democrats want to create the Transgender Bill of Rights.
On Tuesday a group of House Democrats declared that they will codify federal protections for transgender people.
The new proposal will be named the Transgender Bill of Rights and will alter the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to expand access to gender-affirming care and prohibit conversion therapy.
The problem with prohibiting conversion therapy is that many Christian ministries are using the Word of God to stop people from transitioning to transgender.
So if the Transgender Bill of Rights ended it could be illegal for parents to send their kids to biblical counseling to prevent their child from becoming transgender.
— The Hill (@thehill) June 29, 2022
Children are not mature enough to know fantasy from reality until 10 to 12 years old. Sexual identity is not formed until mid-teens. Sex changes can be irreversible & devastating.
This "Transgender Bill of Rights" is an assault on America's children. https://t.co/KrtCMsQhyL
— Kyle Becker (@kylenabecker) June 29, 2022
The Hill dropped these details:
A group of House Democrats on Tuesday announced they would move to codify federal protections for transgender people.
The proposal, dubbed the “Transgender Bill of Rights,” would codify the Supreme Court’s 2020 Bostock v. Clayton County decision that protects employees against discrimination for being gay or transgender.
The proposal would amend the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to explicitly include protections for gender identity and sex characteristics, expand access to gender-affirming care and ban conversion therapy.
It would also require the attorney general to designate a liaison dedicated to overseeing enforcement of civil rights for transgender people and invest in community services to prevent anti-transgender violence.
Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.), the chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus and co-chair of the Transgender Equality Task Force, said in a statement that the resolution would ensure transgender people can lead “full, happy lives.”
“As we witness Republicans and an extremist Supreme Court attack and roll back the fundamental rights of trans people across our country, and as state legislatures across the country target our trans community with hateful, bigoted and transphobic attacks, we are standing up and saying enough is enough,” Jayapal said.
Jayapal introduced the proposal alongside Reps. David Cicilline (D-R.I.), Marie Newman (D-Ill.), Mark Takano (D-Calif.) and Ritchie Torres (D-N.Y.). The bill has 84 other co-sponsors.
The bill’s proponents cited Friday’s Supreme Court decision overturning the constitutional right to an abortion.
“A group of House Democrats on Tuesday announced they would move to codify federal protections for transgender people.”
Couldn’t codify Roe for 50 years, though. https://t.co/9T4oGqD1Vx
— zara ♀ (@cache_pas) June 29, 2022