Kansas Republicans Pass Anti-Transgender Resolution “Motivated By Love”

By Sarahbeth Caplin

Kansas politicians should probably be focusing on their state’s economic woes… or maybe gun safety. Instead, the state’s Republicans made it a priority to condemn any and all efforts to validate transgender identities.

At the state party’s annual meeting in Wichita on February 17, the Kansas Republican Party approved a resolution entitled “Regarding Human Sexual Identity” and its stance against medical treatments.

The resolution stated that the party “recognizes the dignity of every human being, including those who identify as LGBT,” but affirmed “God’s design for gender as determined by biological sex and not by self-perception” and opposed “all efforts to validate transgender identity.”

If God loves you, stand up! Not so fast, trans people…

The party also prioritized the “rights” of ignorant, bigoted parents who don’t want their kids sharing bathrooms with their trans classmates despite the fact that those those classmates are at far greater risk of harm than their cisgendered peers.

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