Earlier today, President Donald Trump announced that he was banning transgender individuals from serving in any capacity in the military, on the questionable grounds that their medical costs are high. However, Trump and the GOP may want to remember, as Thought Front reported last year, that transgender veteran Jennifer Pritzker, a retired colonel for the […]Read more "Trump Prohibits Transgender People from the Military While the GOP Continues to Receive Donations from Transgender Veteran Jennifer Pritzker"
There is often a danger when politicians decide policies based on a rudimentary understanding of science. Most pronounced is the refusal of Republicans to recognize the threat of Climate Change based on having a kinda sorta feeling that the science is wrong, plus sometimes it’s cold and sometimes scientists and non-scientists paid by the energy […]Read more "“Bathroom Bill” Supporters Don’t Understand the Science of Gender"
One line of attack against bathroom accommodation for transgender individuals has been that it violates religious beliefs. In particular, that it goes against the teachings of the Bible. A woman in Cleveland expressed her objection to Target’s bathroom policy by marching through the store shouting while brandishing a Bible. An article on a religious website […]Read more "Religious Supporters of a “Bathroom Bill” Should Consider What Bathrooms Were Like in Biblical Times"
Republicans across the country have been proposing so-called “bathroom bills” to prevent transgender individuals from using public restrooms and locker rooms of the gender with which they identify. Republicans are introducing, and sometimes passing, bills in state legislatures to that effect. The Republican National Committee even passed a resolution condemning such bathroom accommodation in public […]Read more "GOP Decries Transgender Bathroom Accommodation But Got Millions from a Transgender Donor"
As Thought Front discussed the other day, anyone lauding the Target Corporation’s alleged inclusive values should remember its history of donating to anti-gay politicians before standing in solidarity with the retailer or pledging to shop there more. But in addition, Target’s present political spending should further sway the public that it does not have a […]Read more "Target Still Supports Anti-Gay Politicians"
Target came out in support of allowing customers to use its bathrooms based on gender identity. The Internet reacted as expected: some applauded the chain for inclusiveness, and others pledged to boycott. But is Target a paragon of tolerance and inclusiveness? Well, not historically. Only a few years ago, Target’s PAC was caught on multiple […]Read more "Remember Target’s History Before Judging It"
In searching for reasons to discredit opposition to North Carolina’s House Bill 2, conservatives found a nugget of information ripe for fodder: Charlotte’s invalidated anti-discrimination bill was supported by convicted sex offender Chad Sevearance, a former music minister who in 1998 molested church youth. To make more hay, conservatives embellished by falsely claiming Sevearance was […]Read more "Conservatives: Think About Your Own Before Condemning What Policies a Sex Offender Supports"