And Then They Came For…

Republican Theocrats (and I know that is redundant) want to A) force women to become mothers against their will (incubators, as all the so-called heartbeat bills essentially make them), and 2) deny people who want to become parents the ability to do so because of their sexual orientation:

Details: Former President Obama banned adoption and foster-care agencies from receiving federal funding if they refused to work with same-sex couples. Religious organizations have consistently bristled at that policy, arguing that they’re being forced to contradict their beliefs.

  • Administration officials said the White House is weighing two options: either rescinding those rules altogether, or adding an explicit exemption for religious organizations.
  • The debate is mainly about which approach would hold up better in court, the officials said. A religious exemption seems to have the upper hand for now, but that could change.

It’s the perfect storm of hatred.

The big picture: In just 2 years, the Trump administration has worked to undo a major chunk of the protections the LGBTQ community secured under President Obama.

  • Rolled back an Obama-era order allowing transgender people to openly serve in the U.S. military.
  • Proposed rolling back protections for transgender people established under the Affordable Care Act.
  • Told the Supreme Court last year that federal law doesn’t protect transgender people from workplace discrimination.
  • Will make it easier for religious health care workers to object to providing care and procedures that conflict with their religious or moral beliefs, potentially putting gay and transgender patients at risk.
  • Would weaken protections for homeless transgender people, including allowing HUD-funded shelters to deny them access or force transgender women to share quarters and bathrooms with men.
  • Removed Title IX protections for transgender youth ensuring they had access to bathrooms and facilities of their choice.
  • Changed an Obama-era policy allowing prisoners to be housed based on their gender identity.

But wait! There’s more!

The Department of Health and Human Services proposed rolling back protections for transgender people established under the Affordable Care Act on Friday.

And more!

The Department of Housing and Urban Development proposed a change to its Equal Access Rule on Wednesday that would weaken Obama-era protections for homeless transgender people, allowing HUD-funded shelters to deny people admission on religious grounds or force transgender people to share bathrooms and sleeping quarters.

You don’t have to look very hard to see the game plan here: everyone except for straight (white? sure, it’s subtext) Xristian men are targeted, and little by little, these other communities are being made into The Other, less than human and not deserving of Human Rights or respect.

When Possum Hollar’s appetite for hating on the Blahs and the Browns is exhausted, the ‘mos will be next in the rifle scope.

Bank on it.

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8 Responses to And Then They Came For…

  1. donnah says:

    Trump’s not-so-secret goal from the start was to upend and reverse all of Obama’s laws and progress. Trump operates on a primitive level emotionally, so revenge is always his modus operandi. He will never in a million years have the integrity or popularity that Obama had and still has, and he’ll never forget it. Obama and Pelosi have permanent space in his head and he will do everything he can to erase them and what they’ve accomplished.

    Petty, vindictive, insecure…what a great guy Trump is!

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    • R White says:

      Well that was the goal once he realized that his publicity stunt running for president which was merely meant for him to not only have a ultra-conservative program on Fox News, but another gaudy tower bearing his name in Moscow had gone the other way as he had won a government leadership position he really didn’t want.

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  2. w3ski4me says:

    It’s not just his having to obliterate every single thing President Obama did. It is also his inherent cruelty coupled with rank stupidity. He seems to hate every single demographic that isn’t white, racist, middle to old aged, rich, and very snobby. His kind is the worst of humanity and the rest of us have no rights except to support and worship them. I find that the most disgusting. I am not and will never be a serf.
    w3ski

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    • R White says:

      Actually, the most disgusting thing is that so many of our fellow americans are just like him in every way and are totally comfortable with the non-stop chaos & stupidity so long as they believe their ‘team’ is winning. If we survive iQ4.5’s petulant reign, the beltway media as it exists needs to be razed to the ground and salted.

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  3. Aurora Silvermane says:

    Make no mistake, this is establishment of religion.

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  4. MDavis says:

    Okay, here we go:

    Former President Obama banned adoption and foster-care agencies from receiving federal funding if they refused to work with same-sex couples. Religious organizations have consistently bristled at that policy, arguing that they’re being forced to contradict their beliefs.

    No on is forcing these assholes to take federal money. They want to make up their own rules, they pay their own ticket.

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