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Opinion: Both Sides Gear Up for SCOTUS "Battle Royal"


Carolyn Marie

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 I hate to say this, but I fear this could go badly for us. Although the hate monger's arguments are not founded in fact, trump has been allowed to stack the supreme court in his favor. Despite the medical and scientific documentation that we can provide, our haters are not going to listen to it.                               

 

This will be a fight we have to win in the long haul. Although legal protections are great, the current administration is demonstrating how quickly such protections can be taken away. 

 

We can not change our haters. I believe we must focus on the education of the ignorant. Many who go along with the haters arguments do so because they simply don't have knowledge. Ignorance allows one to be lead, while knowledge allows one to stand. I believe for lasting transgender rights, our community must seek out avenues for distributing truth and knowledge to those who don't have it concerning us.

 

Political leaders, and even judges installed by those political leaders may be horrible people. But in our system it is the people who put the political leaders in place. By shining the light of knowledge on the darkness of ignorance, fewer people will vote for our haters, and they will dwindle in numbers in government. That is when real transgender rights will be achieved.   

 

We may see some early fruits of our labors ourselves, but more importantly we will leave a legacy of freedom for those who follow us.

 

Wow, this turned into a rant. Oh well. Just what was on my mind is all.

 

Lots of love,

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If the SCOTUS decides against the plaintiff, we still have one chance left to safeguard our rights; beat the Repubs at the ballot box next year.  If we have control of the WH and both houses of Congress we might be able to amend Title VII to include the LGBT communities.  That would protect us, at least until the Repubs take over government again.  Is it a long shot?  Yes it is, but its a shot we have to fight to win.

 

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