What a Republican Majority Means for LGBT Equality
In case you didn’t know, Donald Trump was just elected president of the United States, the Republicans have assumed a majority in the House of Representatives and the Senate. While, Donald Trump is not personally against LGBTQ equality, his vice president Mike Pence has explicitly stated that he’ll work to reverse marriage equality, force transgender people into bathrooms that do NOT coincide with their gender identity, and to enforce religious freedom restoration laws which allow businesses/corporations to discriminate because of a “religious belief”.
Actually, this does affect my life. I wasn’t able to get health coverage until Obama-care (I tried, long story). Then I was finally able to get health coverage, which got me the hormones and medications I needed and eventually covering a big chunk of the surgeries that have drastically improved my relationship with my body. So yes, it has affected my day to day life. They’re threatening to change health care back to the way it was before. They’re threatening to remove LGBT protections in jobs and services. They’re threatening to kick me out of the women’s restrooms. This is fucking real.
Like I’ve said numerous times, I am not against religion, I think religious organizations have done beautiful things for millions of people, but these religious freedom laws will give certain religious organizations to start discriminating more than they already are.
This is a time when we need to come together and love each other. This is not the end, this is just the beginning. Stay tuned…