In the last few years states have advanced a record number of bills that attack LGBTQ rights, especially transgender youth. The ACLU is tracking these attacks and working with our national network of affiliates to support LGBTQ people everywhere.
2023 has already set a grim record for attacks on transgender rights. As of March 27, state lawmakers in the US have introduced at least 430 anti-LGBTQ laws—which is more than in the past five years combined.
Many of the proposed bills specifically target the trans community. From the ability to engage in youth athletics to accessing healthcare to using the bathroom of one’s choosing, all aspects of trans life are currently under attack.
In this collection, we dive into the mounting assault on trans rights, explore their origins, and hear from experts on what it all means.
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Trans Youth in Florida Can No Longer Start Gender-Affirming Care, Pushing Families Toward Difficult DecisionsThe 19th News
A Florida board of medicine rule barring gender-affirming care for minors who have not yet begun treatment is in effect. A legal challenge is expected.
The case involves a 12-year-old transgender girl who is taking puberty blockers and wants to stay on the girls’ track and cross-country teams at her middle school.
Republicans are unleashing a torrent of anti-trans bills at the state level ahead of 2024.
Many culture-war politicians are attacking the rights of trans people, and making a regressive view of gender as biology the key to their platforms.
"Our trans neighbors, our children are feeling the pressure. We see states that are using state power as an apparatus of cruelty, quite honestly."
The law, which takes effect July 1, is among dozens of Republican proposals pushing back against transgender rights in statehouses across the U.S.
Bills similar to Florida's controversial legislation that bans certain instruction about sexual orientation and gender identity in schools are being considered in at least 15 states, data compiled by the American Civil Liberties Union and reviewed by CNN shows.
Amid Tennessee’s drag ban and CPAC.
The Human Rights Campaign says at least 150 bills targeting transgender people have been introduced this year.
President Joe Biden called efforts to restrict transgender rights in Florida "close to sinful" in an interview released Monday, suggesting federal laws should be passed to protect those rights in all states.
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