Tuesday, March 14, 2023

Yes Or No?

Yes or no governor?

In there hast to pass anti-trans laws the Republicans forget one thing… there are also trans men.

Virginia Governor Stumbles As Trans Student Confronts Him On Live TV
GOP Gov. Glenn Youngkin dodged the student's question about his anti-trans policies.
By Ben Blanchet
March 10, 2023

A transgender high school student’s question for Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin (R), who has rolled back protections for trans students, got a dodge for the ages at a CNN town hall event on Thursday night.

The student, who goes by Niko, noted they’re a transgender man and pressed Youngkin on his anti-trans policies, including proposals that would limit trans students’ participation in athletics and usage of bathrooms.

“Do you think the girls in my high school would feel comfortable sharing a restroom with me?” asked Niko.

Without answering yes or no, Youngkin swerved into touting his belief in strong parent-child relationships.

“I believe first, when parents are engaged with their children, you can make good decisions together,” he said. “I also think there are lots of students involved in this decision.”

Yes or no governor. Yes or no.

“Again, I think these are very difficult discussions and I am very, very glad to see you and your dad here together,” said Youngkin as CNN’s cameras showed the two appearing to be disappointed by the response.

Yes or no governor. Yes or no.

Twitter users noted Niko’s “dubious expression” and criticized Youngkin for avoiding the student’s question.

It is the students that will end this nightmare… they vote.


They do not think about trans men, animosity towards us is so strong that they don't even think it through on the effects of the laws that they are passing.
During a CNN town hall, Glenn Youngkin couldn’t answer the young transgender man's question about which bathroom the governor would have him use.
The Advocate
By Christtopher Wiggins
March 10, 2023

Virginia’s Republican governor, Glenn Youngkin, participated in a televised CNN town hall event Thursday evening, where he sought to explain his stance on several controversial policies his administration has enacted under the guise of parental rights. However, when he came face to face with a transgender Virginia student who asked about his ability to exist in school, Youngkin had no answers.

According to the governor's guidelines released last fall, transgender students in the state would have to use school facilities and participate in programs corresponding to their assigned gender at birth. Under the policies, it would also be more difficult for students to change their names and gender at school.
“Look at me,” Niko, a 17-year-old Arlington student, said when he had his opportunity to ask Youngkin a question.

“I am a transgender man,” he said. “Do you really think that the girls in my high school would feel comfortable sharing a restroom with me?”
How many millions will that cost the taxpayers to add gender neutral bathrooms?

It their rush to persecute us they don’t even think of the ramifications these bill will have on people. These religious far-right wingers are just given a script for a bill by these conservative religious legal organizations and like good little puppies the legislators submit the bills.

The campaign director at the Human Rights Campaign, Geoff Wetrosky, criticized Youngkin’s performance.

“Tonight, Glenn Youngkin once again claimed that he believes that ‘parents matter.’ In reality, he only cares about some parents. He does not care about parents of LGBTQ+ – particularly transgender – students, who have been consistently under attack in Virginia and across the country,” Wetrosky said in a statement.

“[Youngkin] said that there is no room for bullying or harassment in Virginia’s schools, but his own policies only further marginalize and isolate transgender students, creating more stigma and more discrimination against an already vulnerable population,” Wetrosky added. “His extremist, anti-LGBTQ+ positions should have no place in Virginia or this country.”


A couple of the things that I think that is driving all this animosity against is homophobia.

I think that Republicans legislators (Who are almost exclusively male) fear most is that they will have the “hots” for some young “chick” and she will be trans and his colleagues will think him GAY! The other is that they still have the 1950s idea that being LGBTQ+ is a choice, and that one day we wake up and think “You know what, I think that I’ll try being trans. That seems like fun!”

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