Many progressive young people have been convinced by gender ideologists that voicing opposition to radical transactivism is “violence” that must be suppressed.
"A new poll shows just how far support for free speech has fallen, especially among young people."https://t.co/wg2El8FmXc— Brad Polumbo 🇺🇸⚽️🏳️🌈 (@brad_polumbo) July 18, 2023
Have a read of this, @ArielleScarcell & @BuckAngel & @marcus_dib & @HJoyceGender & @ThePosieParker & @jk_rowling— EJ Rosetta 💜🤍💚 (@ejrosetta) June 28, 2023
GLAAD is lobbying support via celeb endorsements to set restrictions across social media abt what women & lesbians should & shouldn’t be able to say. Bc “just seeing… https://t.co/hOb5mJj1EQ
Coming to America as well?
Under the new rules, parents who refuse to use the alternative pronouns for their children or refuse to pay for their transitioning could be criminally prosecuted. https://t.co/Zgw1rK7DoV— Jonathan Turley (@JonathanTurley) July 9, 2023
The Supreme Court rules in 303 Creative LLC v. Elenis that the First Amendment bars Colorado from forcing a website designer to create expressive designs speaking messages with which the designer disagrees.
The majority ruling was based on First Amendment free speech grounds.
The progressive media, LGBTQ+ activist fundraising lobbies, and Democratic party politicos claim that the ruling is a frontal attack on LGBTQ+ rights and allows businesses to discriminate against LGBTQ+ clients. But the ruling does not permit businesses to refuse LGBTQ+ customers overall; it’s clearly targeted at allowing providers to refuse requests for services that involve the creation of explicit communications that violate the provider’s beliefs.
It is often necessary to balance conflicting rights. LGBTQ+ activists and Democratic party officials want to use the state to force small business owners to engage in expressive activity that violates their religious or otherwise deeply held beliefs. The court rightly told them to desist. (Edited to clarify that the decision was based on freedom of speech, not religious freedom, grounds.)
2. the govt shouldn’t be able to force people to say something they disagree with. Those who liken this case to denial of service at restaurants/hotels during Jim Crow either don’t understand public-accommodations laws or are disingenuous to score cheap political points—or both.— Ilya Shapiro (@ishapiro) June 30, 2023
NPR reports the Supreme Court "narrowed LGBTQ rights." Another way to put it would be "affirmed First Amendment rights."— David Boaz (@David_Boaz) June 30, 2023
WaPo: "The vote split along ideological lines 6 to 3, with the liberals in dissent." If they don't back free speech, are they really liberals?— David Boaz (@David_Boaz) June 30, 2023
More gays and lesbians are catching on:
The New Neo writes: “The message is of body integrity, goodness, and wholeness, about which today’s children probably need a ton of reassurance. Unfortunately, they’re not watching Mr. Rogers anymore.”
Sage advice from James Kirchick:
And Deroy Murdock says “It’s Time For A Big, Fat Gay Divorce From The Alphabet People”:
GLAAD is endangering gay kids:
Censorship is alive and well, @glaad trying to censor opposing opinions about a subject MANY transsexuals disagree with. Medical transition of minors. Censorship usually means you do not have the facts to back up your claims so you try to silence your opposition. Remember @glaad… pic.twitter.com/6VwFSFIvCp— Buck Angel® Transsexual (@BuckAngel) June 28, 2023
Ben Kawaller adds: “If the gay activism I grew up with was about securing equal rights, LGBTQ+ activism looks more like a cultural project aimed at reforming our ideas about gender and sexuality. It also doesn’t seem to be able to help itself from looking absurd.”
Andrew Sullivan makes a similar point:
Below, progressive activists want Republicans to be anti-gay.
And now this!
NYC Pride – 6/25/2023— Stop Female Erasure / K Yang (@StopXXErasure) June 25, 2023
My name is K. Yang, I'm a former trans rights activist & LGBT non-profit whistleblower. I was just kicked, hit, pushed, mobbed by dozens of people in Washington Square Park. ♂️ who identify as ♀️ called me "bitch" & assaulted me. @KnownHeretic @bjportraits pic.twitter.com/4J9AaFXSEf
And worth repeating:
And then there’s this:
Gallup: The share of Americans who say that same-sex relations are morally acceptable has fallen during the past year from 71% to 61%. Even among Democrats the falloff was 6 percentage points, from 85% to 79%.