Legalizing LGBTQIA discrimination in parts of the USA.
In Alabama, conservative governor Kay Ivey signed two anti-LGBTQIA bills into law.
SB184, or the Alabama Vulnerable Child Protection Act, criminalizes gender-affirming care for transgender youth; while HB 322 bans trans students from using bathrooms and locker rooms that align with their gender identity, and limits LGBTQIA content in classrooms.
Defending the signing of the discriminatory policies, Alabama’s governor, Kay Ivey, said in a statement that “there are very real challenges facing our young people, especially with today’s societal pressures and modern culture. I believe very strongly that if the Good Lord made you a boy, you are a boy, and if he made you a girl, you are a girl… We should especially protect our children from these radical, life-altering drugs and surgeries when they are at such a vulnerable stage in life. Instead, let us all focus on helping them to properly develop into the adults God intended them to be.”
Ivey also promoted an anti-sex education stance, adding that in Alabama, “men use the men’s room, and ladies use the ladies’ room – it’s really a no brainer. This bill will also ensure our elementary school classrooms remain free from any kind of sex talk. Let me be clear to the media and opponents who like to incorrectly dub this the ‘Don’t Say Gay’ amendment: That is misleading, false and just plain wrong. We don’t need to be teaching young children about sex. We are talking about five-year-olds for crying out loud. We need to focus on what matters – core instruction like reading and math.”