The 2023 legislative season is here, and there are currently a record-breaking 300+ anti-LGBTQ bills being proposed across the nation, most attacking transgender young people. The complex nature of the legislative process, along with the overwhelming number of bills being presented, has the potential to lead parents of LGBTQ children to feel discouraged and overwhelmed, but we’re here to help. In this first episode of a two part series on legislation, Jen and Shauna Jones break things down to the bare basics. They offer a primer on governmental structure, how legislation is created and passed, and what parents can do to make a difference in the legislative process.
Links from the show:
Info about the branches of state government: https://www.whitehouse.gov/about-the-white-house/our-government/state-local-government/
More info about state government: https://saylordotorg.github.io/text_criminal-law/s06-02-the-branches-of-government.html
ACLU Legislation Tracking: https://www.aclu.org/legislative-attacks-on-lgbtq-rights
Trans Equality 2023 Legislation Tracking by State: https://transequality.org/state-action-center
Track Trans Legislation: https://www.tracktranslegislation.com/
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