MEANWHILE IN DC: As Economy Crumbles, House Dems Unveil ‘Transgender Bill of Rights’

Democrats in the House unveiled a ‘Transgender Bill of Rights’ this week in direct response to an “extremist Supreme Court and state legislatures.”

“As we witness an extremist Supreme Court and state legislatures across the country attack and roll back the fundamental rights of trans people and target trans communities with hateful and bigoted attacks, we are standing up and saying enough is enough,” posted Rep. Pramila Jayapal on Twitter.

“While some politicians are targeting our community with discriminatory legislation, we are grateful that the members House of Representatives are sending this message to us — and especially to transgender youth — that they affirm our lives and value the contributions we make to our country,” explained Rodrigo Heng-Lehtinen, the National Center for Transgender Equality’s executive director. “We deserve to live as who we are without sacrificing our safety, access to health care or enduring violence and discrimination.”