Friday, May 04, 2018

This Is What We Have To Put Up With From Republicans

They demonize us, they marginalize us, they lie about us, and they don’t even have a clue about us.
GOP House candidate: Transgender people have 'an issue with mental illness'
The Hill
By Morgan Gstalter
May 2, 2018

A Republican running for a House seat in South Carolina suggested at a candidate forum on Monday that transgender people are mentally ill.

“You're either a man or a woman — and if you’re confused, you’ve got an issue with mental illness," former state Sen. Lee Bright said.

The Greenville News reported Tuesday that Bright made the remark at a forum for a dozen GOP candidates hoping to replace Rep. Trey Gowdy (R), who announced his retirement in January.

“If we don’t get right, God is going to judge us, and let me tell you it is going to be painful," Bright said.

During his time as a state senator, Bright sponsored a 2016 bill to ban transgender people from using public bathrooms, changing rooms and locker rooms that did not match their birth gender.
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The results of a straw poll released after the event showed Bright coming in fourth, with 21 votes.
This is the type of bigots that we have to put up with from the Republicans not only the candidate but also those who voted for him.



Today I am at the National Association of Social Workers conference for the Connecticut chapter and I will  be giving a workshop on cultural competency along with attending other workshops 

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