Disagreeing with Transactivists Is ‘Violence’

Many progressive young people have been convinced by gender ideologists that voicing opposition to radical transactivism is “violence” that must be suppressed.

Supreme Court Balances Anti-Discrimination Laws with Expressive Freedom Protections

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.)


Defending Gay Kids

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:

Wrapping Up Pride 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!