When North Carolina in 2016 banned transgender people from using the bathroom of their gender identity in public buildings, California retaliated by banning state-funded travel to that state and any other state with laws it deemed discriminatory against LGBTQ people.
But seven years later, California now bans state-funded travel to nearly half of the country following a surge of anti-LGBTQ legislation in mostly Republican-led states.
The prohibition means sports teams at public colleges and universities have had to find other ways to pay for road games in states like Arizona and Utah. And it has complicated some of the state’s other policy goals, like using state money to pay for people who live in other states to travel to California for abortions.
Wednesday, state Senate leader Toni Atkins announced legislation that would end the ban and replace it with an advertising campaign in those states that promotes acceptance and inclusion for the LGBTQ community. The bill would set up a fund to pay for the campaign, which would accept private donations and state funding — if any is available.
“I think polarization is not working,” said Atkins, who is a lesbian. “We need to adjust our strategy. We know what we need to do, but we need to be able to be there to do it.”
Overturning the ban could be difficult in the California Legislature, where 10% of lawmakers now identify as LGBT. Assemblymember Evan Low, a Democrat from Campbell who authored the travel ban in 2016, said he supports the advertising campaign but said “we shouldn’t completely end California’s state-funded travel ban without having an alternative action in combating discrimination.”
“We can’t back down, especially as a record amount of anti-LGBTQ+ legislation is being introduced,” said Low, who is gay….
Full story at outsidethebeltway.com
In other words: you LOST.
Tell us how you’re going to advertise your way around the Nashville massacre and invasion of the Tennessee state legislature (you know: the trans “insurrection”?).
Oh wait, the media don’t use those words when massacres and insurrections are committed by those whose cause they approve.
On this transgender day of visibility, I proudly declare that I have not, nor will I ever encounter a transgender person because so-called “transgender people” don’t exist. Males and females exist, and I have met lots of them. “Transgenderism” does not refer to an ontological reality of self-identity; it is an obfuscation for a mental illness in which a person does not accept or has a difficult time accepting his or her biological sex and the bodily anatomy that naturally coincides with that biological sex. I have met a few people who are mentally ill, but I have never met a transgender person.
Thanks for the refreshing dose of reality!
It’s interesting that you say that, because the people who are licensed to determine what is a mental illness do not include transgenderism in their manual of mental illnesses. Would you like to give us your opinion about cancer and heart disease as well, because we are all dying to hear?
The “people who are licensed” to determine mental illnesses, as you put it, are quack “therapists” and their pseudoscience has been corrupted by leftist ideology.
Have you watched Matt Walsh’s documentary “What Is a Woman?” He interviewed many of those “people who are licensed”, and they all revealed themselves to be corrupt, ideologically-driven quacks.
Here’s a short for you to ponder:
It is interesting that you put so much credence in what quack therapists say. You should see a real therapist about that.
And the “cultured” of America and Europe have the audacity to call these people “primitive”. They have more sense in their little fingers than Joe Bidden has in his whole body.
We have to deal with what we have to deal with. I am sorry that Matt Walsh did that. They will have transgendered people soon simply because he brings up the possibility.
That was in reference to the link you provided.
Some Africans have had to deal with this already in the past, thus St. Charles Lwanga and his Companions had to face an African king who wanted to sodomize them. They died for refusing his advances.
It’s interesting that you seem to need an expert to tell you whether someone is male or female. That’s just common sense and a matter of biological fact for humans and other mammals and nearly all animal species.
No amount of surgical sculpting or drugs will turn a man into a woman. Nobody can be transgender. It’s biologically impossible.
People can be depressed for numerous reasons. Unhappiness with your body and your life can be among the reasons. But severe unhappiness about having a male body doesn’t make a man into a transgender woman. It makes him a man with a mental illness.
the Covid debacle demonstrated, for those
with a functioning brain, that credentials DON’T matter
and were preverted to the service of death.
I suggest you read the USCCB’s recent statement about “transgenderism”, honey, and how Catholics cannot support such a false belief because it is contrary to the true nature of being human.
Credentials matter-gender dysphoria is in the DSM. But not all transgender people have gender dysphoria.
And for everyone else, no one claims you can change sex. Gender is not sex. Remember Gingerbread person?
Some Catholic diocese have begun to elucidate their beliefs on gender and sex. There are still a lot of unanswered questions.
“Credentials matter…” A tree is known by its fruits. When a heavily credentialed person cannot define what a woman is, you know they are dancing to the music of wokism and other leftist insanity. The statement “gender is not sex” is an assumption made by modern wokism whose basis is the subjective determination of the individual and nothing more. Detach gender from biology and you have total chaos in matters of ethics, law and religion. It is the latter that worries me: separating gender from biology becomes a denial of God’s design in creation: male and female He created man. Separating sex and gender separates one from God and arrogates one to a position over God. All of this in the service of aberrant sexuality and mental illness.
Most people in our country cover their genitalia. How do you determine what sex they are?
What heavily credentialed person cannot define what a woman is?
Credential matter declared that the APA does not define transgenderism as a disorder but they do declare gender dysphoria as a disorder.
Gender is not sex. It just isn’t. It has not been ever, but certainly it is not a product of “wokism”
What do you think gender is? What do you think sex is?
Gender is not detached from biology.
We have a very limited language so far and that is part of the problem.
The word gender came to be used in replacement of sex for reasons of politeness (probably).
Obviously, separating sex and gender does not separate one from God, if you believe in the traditional Christian concept of God as the omnipresent Holy Trinity.
It does not arrogate one to a position over God if you believe in the traditional Christian concept of God as well.
I think you are probably thinking of gender transitioning, maybe?
Clip about credentialed trans-activists’ refusal to define what a woman is:
The only guy who has a grasp on reality besides Matt Walsh is the cantankerous sci-fi store owner, who doesn’t have an advanced college degree. Warning: salty language from him.
You need to watch these clips, and even better watch Walsh’s entire documentary, to understand how deranged the trans-activists are and how looney the credentialed, elite class is.
A woman is an adult female human.
I think the clip was highly edited and I would not judge anyone from it.
I think this is kind of reductive.
don’t u hate it when politicians are
elected, soley on their good looks?
Well, I knew a woman who voted for a politician named Bill simply because her husband’s name was Bill. Talk about dumb. She was no young first voter either.
This post was in answer to Zsa Zsa today at 3:44 pm.
If an anorexic thinks she is fat, she does not to be placed on a diet — she needs to have her mental illness addressed.
If you are an “LGBT,” keep it to yourself, and only try your best to be a good and decent human being, and lead a morally-good and decent, unselfish, CHASTE life. If you can’t do that, then do not be involved in politics or in your community in any way– you are a menace to be rid of ASAP, before you wreak horrific damages– which many of you have already done. Do not seek “acceptance” on the basis of your sexual disorder. That is wrong! Instead, seek a normal human acceptance– and set aside your LGBT sexual disorder. If you can be a normal, decent, morally-good human being, putting up with your limitations as others have to do, who struggle daily with disabilities, disorders and illnesses, and contribute good to your community, unselfishly– a basic acceptance and appreciation for your efforts to do good, will automatically come to your doorstep. No gay “marriage” or adoptions, no gay sex acts, live CHASTELY, unselfishly. No gender theory, no gender “transitions,” no “pity parties” about your sexual disorder and limitations. No “LGBT” lessons or false gender beliefs and “transitions” in our schools. No “Drag Queens.” Make that illegal! Keep America’s children and youth SAFE! Be glad you aren’t deaf, blind, mentally disabled, a patient in a wheelchair, or suffer from incurable cancer or another life-threatening disease or disability.
I am a registered Republican, so I have always received emails and information from the local, state and national Republican Party. But if you live in San Francisco–or nearby– and are interested to get involved in any way, just sign up for their emails, and see what they offer. You do not have to go to SF Republican Party meetings, fancy events and dinners, or be a donor– just join in some good political advocacy, to help our city and state. I also always get emails and information from the USCCB, SF Archdiocese, California Cstholic Conference, and related organizations. Everyone can do something to help.
Right now, the SF Republican Party has a campaign for support of an Assembly Bill, AB1314, which would require all schools to notify parents in writing within three days, if their child identifies as a transgender at school. The SF Republicans give you names, addresses, email addresses, and phone numbers, online, of lawmakers to contact in the State legislature, to give your support for this bill.