In the past week, the complaint of Democratic Congresswoman Zooey Zephyr of the State of Montana (USA) – one of the first transgender congressmen – for the ban on participating in the debate on LGTBI+ politics on campus.
Republican lawmakers introduced the motion, which ultimately voted in favor, leaving Zooey Zephyr out of the chamber because she criticized the Republican majority’s proposal to disrupt the order of the chamber. They only allow him to vote telematically (remotely).
In protest, Zephyr has widely criticized the proposal for preventing transgender minors from accessing health care for gender self-determination. Given this, he stated that those who voted in favor would have “blood on their hands.”
Last Monday, even several protesters entered the session shouting “let him speak”. The balance was that 7 of them were arrested. Congresswoman Zephyr released a statement expressing concern about the ongoing attacks on the LGTBI+ community, which they have faced repeatedly since this legislature.
In this same sense, progress has been made in the State of Tennessee, where Republicans have already passed a law that prohibits sex change treatment for minors by denying them access to sex-affirming drugs or surgery. Although the US Department of Justice filed a lawsuit against this resolution, because it violates constitutional rights, the advancement of the conservative sector is confirmed in several American states.
The events in Montana and Tennessee are in line with Trump’s various statements against the transvestite collective, for example accusing Biden of “destroying women’s sports” and maintaining that trans people have sports advantages for certain leagues.
For its part, the Biden administration and the Democrats demagogue the LGTBI+ community, as well as abortion. They have never made progress in consolidating the legal accreditation of their rights, while they are complicit in anti-democratic mechanisms that allow the exclusion of deputies elected by popular vote through parliamentary mechanisms, as in this case.
Once again it is ratified that the only way the movement of women and diversity does not regress from the conquests they have gained and manage to gain access to new ones, is independently of the churches and governments.