Author: Piper

GOP Candidate for Kentucky Governor Sparks Outrage with Anti-Trans Comments

Republican candidate Kelly Craft has stirred up controversy in her bid for the Kentucky governorship by stating that if elected, “we will not have transgenders in our school system.” Her comments were swiftly denounced as “desperate and disgusting” by LGBTQ advocacy groups, who warn that rhetoric against the trans community can have damaging effects on young people. Craft’s statement is part of a wider movement among Republican state lawmakers in the US, who have approved measures restricting the rights of LGBTQ people.

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North Dakota Set to Pass Most Anti-LGBTQ Legislation in the Country

North Dakota is set to pass more anti-LGBTQ legislation this year than any other state in the US. Governor Doug Burgum has already signed eight bills into law that discriminate against LGBTQ+ people, and several more are advancing through the legislative process. The latest bill, HB 1473, prohibits transgender individuals from using restrooms and other facilities consistent with their gender identity in certain settings.

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Nebraska State Senator Megan Hunt Investigated for Conflict of Interest Amid Trans Rights Fight

Nebraska State Senator Megan Hunt is being investigated for a potential conflict of interest after she voted against a bill that would ban gender-affirming healthcare for minors, including her own transgender child. Despite the investigation, Hunt has been vocal about her support for trans rights and has been fighting against anti-LGBTQ+ legislation in Nebraska.

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