Florida politics, transition being banned 

"Florida begins rule-changing process to ban gender-affirming care for trans youth"

"The proposed standards would ban trans youth care recommended by major health groups and require waiting periods for trans adults to begin treatment"

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/florida-transgender-health-ban-desantis-b2139308.html

"...including “social” transitioning measures like changing pronouns or wearing different clothes."

Genocide.

re: Florida politics, transphobia 

I'd also like to point out that many, many of the trans people who have gone stealth post-transition for safety reasons, would be OUTED by this development.

  • Cutting access to hormone medications

  • Enforcement of birth names and sex (for those who haven't been able to change their birth certificates)

  • Discouraging even cis people from sharing pronouns

All of these things make trans people more visibly trans, and therefore both more easily targeted -- as well as "blamed" for their own targeting.

This is calculated. It is forced outing.

re: Florida politics, transphobia 

For perspective, "Discrimination" is a 3 on that list.

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re: Florida politics, transphobia 

@erosdiscordia It seems DeSantis is trying to set himself up as a serious contender for fascist-in-chief

re: Florida politics, transphobia 

@hermione404 He is.

Once people get done tearing Trump apart over this coming year, DeSantis will likely try to present himself as a reasonable, business-oriented Republican, just like a lot of Republicans currently pretend they miss having a chance to vote for.

And the damnedest thing is, a lot of the neolib Democrats are going to go along with it, and encourage everyone to bury the hatchet on the "identitiy politics" stuff.

In the meantime, DeSantis is practicing seeing what he can get away with.

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