Friday, March 10, 2017

Polls…

I don’t usually like polls human rights should never be put to a popularity contest, but this poll shows that there is public support for us.
Americans oppose bathroom laws limiting transgender rights: poll
Reuters
By Letitia Stein
March 10, 2017

The majority of respondents to a new U.S. poll opposed laws barring transgender people from using bathrooms consistent with their gender identities and indicated growing acceptance for gay rights, a nonpartisan research group said on Friday.

Fifty-three percent of the Americans surveyed oppose laws requiring transgender people to use bathrooms that correspond to their sex at birth, according to the national poll by the Public Religion Research Institute.

The survey showed that 39 percent of respondents favored such laws, and almost one in 10 of the 2,031 adults surveyed in February by telephone had no opinion.
Three guesses what group opposes us?
Significant partisan divisions remain, the survey found. While 65 percent of Democrats and 57 percent of independents oppose laws limiting transgender bathroom rights, 59 percent of Republicans support the laws, according to the poll. Thirty-six percent of Republicans oppose them.

"This is a case where it really is Republicans kind of pulling away and being more of an outlier to the rest of the country," said Robert P. Jones, chief executive of the Washington-based group.
I am going to giving a workshop on Trans History at the True Color’s conference next Friday and one of the interesting facts was the Republicans were behind us in the fifties and sixties they realized that it was to everyone’s best interest to allow us to transition so that we could be productive members of society but around the eighties, nineties, and the 2000’s their support turned to opposition when they started to be taken over by the religious right and white supremacist. They found that they could raise money and votes by hating LGBT people and other marginalized communities.

I think right now is the pinnacle of the Republican revolution and it is all downhill from here.

1 comment:

WordsPoeticallyWorth said...

An interesting read. Thank you. Love love, Andrew. Bye.