This post is about one individual, but I must preface it by saying that the former GOP legislator Shawn Mitchell is not the only one. Since support for LGBTQ causes has risen to the point where it would be foolish to admit bigotry, conservatives have pivoted to attacking the one group they still feel it is OK to ridicule: Transgender Americans (especially children).
Colorado has become a focal point in the national legal battle which pits public accommodation laws against religious freedom protections, with yesterday’s announcement that the U.S. Supreme court had agreed to hear arguments in the case of Jack Phillips, proprietor of Masterpiece Cakeshop in Lakewood, who refused to serve a gay couple seeking a wedding cake for their same sex marriage celebration.
A coalition of Colorado grassroots groups launched a website Tuesday where constituents can find rankings for their state representatives.
Following the rise of Donald Trump, it’s worth asking what impact the brazen bigotry and sexism coming from our nation’s leadership may have on politically inclined young people.
The right wing’s pseudo-concern for treatment of LGBTQ people in foreign lands doesn’t extend to Americans
I see this a lot in the Fever Swamps™. Someone posts a depiction of LGBTQ people being stoned to death or thrown off buildings in theocratic countries. The implication is that liberals just don’t care about persecution in Muslim countries. In this case the headline asks: “Where is the liberal outrage…?” To his credit, Scott Wills, a former school board member and former longtime chair of Elbert County GOP, seems to show genuine concern in his remarks:
Amid national political attacks on transgender rights, Colorado’s State House passed a bill yesterday that would make it easier for people to change the gender on their birth certificate to the gender they identify with.
A bill to ban conversion therapy for minors in Colorado, sponsored by State Rep. Paul Rosenthal (D-Arapahoe) and State Sen. Stephen Fenberg (D-Boulder), passed the House with a 38-27 bipartisan vote. The bill is now headed for the Republican controlled Senate where it was defeated twice before, in 2015 and 2016.
If you’re looking to pop your Facebook bubble for a moment and take a peek at what’s circulating in the dark corners of the internet, look no further than the Facebook page of Tanne Blackburn, who’s the GOP chair of Douglas County.
A group of Colorado religious and business leaders, joined by state lawmakers, held a news conference Wednesday in opposition to a bill that would allow businesses and individuals to refuse to follow laws they say are in conflict with their religious beliefs.
Richard Drake, the chair of the Saguache County, Colorado, Republican Party, has apparently removed a meme from his Facebook page depicting a castration device with the statement, “Make’em think twice before entering the ladies room. Share if you know what these are used for.”