“Similar to how you can’t be Catholic and support abortion, you can’t be a feminist and support transgender rights,” Schilling said. “The [administration’s] policies will not only put our girls’ safety in danger by putting gender-confused boys in our daughters’ showers and locker rooms but also in their sporting competitions.”
The government’s push to celebrate transgenderism among children is very unpopular — but is not being opposed by GOP leaders.
For example, a September 2020 poll of 3,500 likely voters, conducted by Spry Strategies and sponsored by the Women’s Liberation Front, showed that 54 percent of voters strongly oppose children undergoing physical sex-change surgery or taking cross-sex hormones. Just 8 percent strongly agreed.
Biden has hired many pro-transgender activists — including health official Rachel Levine — and is backing a draft law that would allow people to impose penalties on groups and organizations that do not recognize their claim to have switched sex.
He is also backing rules and regulations that would pressure schools to accept the sex-change claims by kids, and also force doctors and hospitals to provide hazardous drugs and therapies to children so young that they have not even gone through puberty.
In a presidential debate in October 2020, Biden indicated he accepted the claim that children can make lifetime medical decisions — even before puberty — and said:
The idea that an eight-year-0ld child or a ten-year-old child decides, “You know, I decided I want to be transgender. That’s what I think I’d like to be — it’ll make my life a lot easier!”
There should be zero discrimination … and so I promise you, there is no reason to suggest that there should be any right denied your daughter — or daughters, whichever, one or two, your daughter — that your other daughter has a right to be or do. None. Zero.
Numerous polls show the public wants to protect their kids from transgender activists, from medical risks, and from the social isolation ensured by a transgender identity.
GOP leaders in Congress have been largely silent about the issue, despite a roar of protest from GOP activists and a nationwide wave of protective legislation by GOP legislators. For example, the Twitter account used by GOP leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy has
no mentions of “transgender.” He also did not speak in the floor debate when the Democrats’ pro-transgender bill was passed in March.
Broad and vague polls show public sympathy for the Democrats’ transgender legislation.
But detailed polls show deep and widespread rejection of transgender demands amid plenty of anecdotal evidence that many Democrats also oppose the transgender ideology. The strong opposition is fuelling support for state legislation in many states that protect children from further damage. A May 2021 Gallup poll, for example, showed 62 percent to 34 percent opposition to transgender entry into women’s sports.
Even the National Republican Senatorial Committee, run by Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL), noted that one of its April polls of Latino voters showed 51 percent strong opposition, to just 15 percent strong support, for transgender sports.