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Amid ongoing pandemic, Texas Republicans once again focus on discriminating against trans youth

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25.09.2021

As we all know, the novel coronavirus pandemic has continued to slam the nation, in some states more than others. Why? A combination of factors, but not least among them a lack of leadership mandating mask-wearing. We've seen some Republican-led states, like Texas, stomp down on any attempts to keep residents safe in the name of “freedom” and “personal responsibility,” even as cases and deaths have surged time and time again. But state Republicans don’t want to impose on people’s freedoms, so they’re willing to let folks live with long-term health effects, or even die.

What are they more than happy to regulate, though? Trans youth in sports. Not once, not twice, but three times this year alone, Republicans have pushed discriminatory anti-trans legislation through the Texas state Senate. All three times, that legislation has (thankfully) fizzled in the House before reaching the governor’s desk. But as reported by The Texas........

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