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Smirking Schmuck Ken Paxton Files Another Anti-Transgender Lawsuit

While the conservative case against transgender civil rights and access to public bathrooms continues, Texas attorney general and indicted fraudster Ken Paxton is leading another lawsuit against transgender rights.

Five states including Texas have filed a new lawsuit challenging transgender access to healthcare.

In addition to the five states, the plaintiffs include the Christian Medical & Dental Associations (CMDA)and Franciscan Alliance, a Catholic hospital system. According to the complaint, these organizations object to providing services (or even referrals) for transition-related care or providing insurance that covers such care because it violates their religious beliefs.

Essentially, this suit is akin to Hobby Lobby, except it objects to transgender care instead of birth control.

If you're looking for a link between reproductive rights and transgender rights, this is it. In addition to disputing what kind of healthcare women should have access to, these bigots also want to dictate who is or is not a woman.

Texas has been joined in the lawsuit by Wisconsin, Kentucky, Kansas, and Nebraska. As word of it spreads, I assume more states governed by Republicans will follow. Just as they always do, these conservative legal trolls filed the lawsuit in Texas where the chances of finding a favorable ruling are much greater than in other jurisdictions.

Conservative do not want to acknowledge or accept the existence of transgender people so they're trying to litigate them out of existence.

  • Toolymegapoopoo

    I’m calling on a ban of all people with a dead-eye from using any public bathroom since you can never really tell whose genitals they are looking at.

  • muselet

    Every person should be treated with dignity and respect, especially when in need of medical attention. The standard of care established in Texas, and around the country, enables patients to obtain quality healthcare as determined by medical professionals, and not those outside the doctor-patient relationship. The Regulation, however, usurps this standard of care. It discards independent medical judgment and a physician’s duty to his or her patient’s permanent well-being and replaces them with rigid commands.

    Nothing says “dignity and respect” and “quality healthcare” quite like denying an entire class of people even exists, just as nothing says “independent medical judgment” like rigid adherence to a religious belief.

    I do wish these bigots would come right out and say that anyone who’s not straight makes them feel oogy. They’d still be bigots, but at least they’d be honest bigots.

    –alopecia

  • The Catholic Church needs to stay the hell out of healthcare. Their religious values let people die needlessly, horribly. If they don’t want to take care of someone who they don’t agree with on a religious matter they shouldn’t be in healthcare. Period.

  • Aynwrong

    I’ve said it before and I’ll keep saying it.

    The Conservative definition of freedom is their ability to control other people’s freedom.

    • GrafZeppelin127

      What they call “freedom” is not freedom; it’s power.

      What they call “tyranny” is not tyranny; it’s rule of law.

      What they call “force” is not force; it’s accountability.

      What they call “tolerance” is not tolerance; it’s acquiescence.

      What they call “capitalism” is not capitalism; it’s plutocracy.

      • That should be chipped and stone and handed down to the masses. 😉