Sunday, July 24, 2022

It Is Wake Up Time And Stop The Merchants Of Hate

The conservatives talk about being “Woke” well it is time we wake to the attempts of them to roll back our rights!

They are calling the non-discrimination laws once again “Special Rights” we have to plan once again to stand up for our equal rights.

After Roe, Republicans Sharpen Attacks on Gay and Transgender Rights
Since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, anti-gay rhetoric and calls to roll back L.G.B.T.Q. rights have grown bolder among Republican elected officials and candidates.
The New York Times
By Trip Gabriel
July 22, 2022

Days after the Supreme Court overturned the right to abortion, Michigan’s Republican candidates for governor were asked if it was also time to roll back constitutional protections for gay rights.

None of the five candidates came to the defense of same-sex marriage.

“They need to revisit it all,” one candidate, Garrett Soldano, said at the debate, in Warren, Mich.

“Michigan’s Constitution,” said another candidate, Ralph Rebandt, “says that for the betterment of society, marriage is between a man and a woman.”

Since the Supreme Court decision last month overturning Roe v. Wade, anti-gay rhetoric and calls to roll back established L.G.B.T.Q. protections have grown bolder. And while Republicans in Congress appear deeply divided about same-sex marriage — nearly 50 House Republicans on Tuesday joined Democrats in supporting a bill that would recognize same-sex marriages at the federal level — many Republican officials and candidates across the country have made attacking gay and transgender rights a party norm this midterm season.


Some Democrats and advocates for L.G.B.T.Q. communities say the Republican attacks have deepened their concerns that the overturning of Roe could undermine other cases built on the same legal foundation — the right to privacy provided in the Fourteenth Amendment — and lead to increases in hate crimes as well as suicides of L.G.B.T.Q. youth.

There are mumblings in Congress and the Republican states about special rights and sodomy laws need to be overturned.

“The far right is emboldened in a way they have not been in five decades,” said State Representative Daniel Hernandez Jr. of Arizona, a Democrat and a co-founder of the Legislature’s L.G.B.T.Q. caucus. “In addition to trying to create even more restrictions on abortion, they are going after the L.G.B.T.Q. community even more.”

The Republicans have found a hot button issue in transgender women playing in sports they are preying on the ignorance of the voters in understanding the medical realities and only hear “boys playing on girls teams.”

In the Arizona primary for governor, Ms. Lake, the Trump-endorsed candidate who is leading in some polls, seized on a recent uproar over drag performers — in response to a viral video of children at a Dallas drag show — to demonstrate her sharp shift to the right.

“They kicked God out of schools and welcomed the Drag Queens,” Ms. Lake said in a tweet last month. “They took down our Flag and replaced it with a rainbow.” And Republican leaders in the Arizona Legislature, denouncing “sexual perversion,” called for a law barring children from drag shows.

The conservatives and many moderates equate drag queens with sex, and believe that being LGBTQ+ is a choice so when they say “grooming” they totally believe it.

“We’re taking the first step today to protecting children,” Ms. Dixon said.

“Save Our Children” and the “Lavender Scare” have come back on steroids!

You can’t sit this out, you are an activist every time to step out the door… your life is on the line!

How long before groups like the Proud Boys’ protests at San Lorenzo Library escalate to bring baseball bats or guns. We have already seen s huge rise in hates crimes against up, we are seeing a record year once in the murdering of us. We are the scapegoats just like the Jews of the 1930s and 40s.

We have to vote! And vote Democratic!

We cannot let the merchants of hate win.

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