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The Republican War On LGBTQ People Reaches A Fever Pitch


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The GOP went all in on the culture wars during the 2022 midterm elections and lost — but that hasn’t stopped them from doubling down in 2023.
Nathalie Baptiste
Mar 1, 2023

Gwendolyn Herzig, a transgender pharmacist, went to the Arkansas statehouse last month to testify in support of providing transgender youth with gender-affirming health care.

Herzig hoped lawmakers would take her expert background into consideration as they debated a law that would allow anyone who received gender-affirming care from a doctor as a minor to sue for malpractice for up to 30 years after they turn 18.

Instead, she was met with transphobia.

“You said you’re a trans woman,” Republican state Rep. Matt McKee said. “Do you have a penis?”

Herzig later told NBC News that the experience “was probably the most publicly humiliating thing I’ve ever gone through.”

The medical malpractice suit is just one of the anti-LGBTQ measures Arkansas has considered recently. In January, Republicans introduced an extreme bill that would have criminalized “adult-oriented performances” — including those where performers “exhibit a gender identity that is different from the performer’s gender assigned at birth” — in public where children could view them.



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In 1964, Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy said, “There are people in every time and every land who want to stop history in its tracks. They fear the future, mistrust the present, and invoke the security of a comfortable past which, in fact, never existed."

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