Pa. Senate approves veto-bound legislation targeting transgender girls, women in school sports
The upper chamber voted 30-20 to send the proposal to Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf, who has already promised to veto the legislation, authored by state Rep. Barbara Gleim, R-Cumberland.
What the GOP and a Greek tragedy have in common | Lloyd E. Sheaffer
Today’s partisans in the MAGA movement are little more than actors in an updated version of a Greek tragedy directed by an unqualified, power hungry, dissembling, narcissistic, demagogic, would-be despot.
House passes bill banning transgender women from competing on women’s sports teams
The upper chamber has already taken action on a similar proposal. Sens. Judy Ward, R-Blair, and Kristin Phillips-Hill, R-York, introduced a companion bill in the Senate less than a week ago. It then advanced out of the Education Committee on Monday on a party-line vote.
Targeting vulnerable transgender kids? A cruel and dangerous waste of time | Friday Morning Coffee
If there's any consolation, Rep. Barbara Gleim's bill is headed for a guaranteed veto. But the GOP has showed itself for what it is.
The Pa. House’s transgender sports ban will harm our youth — not help them | Opinion
It’s not the job of a politician or a school to decide a student’s (or anyone’s) gender and put them in boxes.
Pa. House committee advances bill excluding transgender athletes from women’s sports teams
HB 972, also known as the “Protect Women’s Sports Act,” would bar transgender athletes from participating in sports consistent with their gender identities. It passed through the committee Tuesday morning in a 15-9 vote.
The fight over critical race theory is a solution in search of a problem | Lloyd E. Sheaffer
The GOP, traditionally seen as the “Grand Old Party” has devolved into the “Groveling Orange Party.”
Teachers come under pressure as politicians, parents battle over ‘critical race theory’
In one sign of a growing pushback, a teacher-led protest to “pledge to teach the truth” was scheduled for Saturday in 22 states.
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Teaching our children that they are inferior or inherently bad based on immutable characteristics such as race and sex can be extremely damaging to their emotional and mental well-being,' GOP Reps. Russ Diamond and Barb Gleim say.
‘No one is asking for this’: LGBTQ advocates lash transgender sports bill | Frank Pizzoli
And one member of the region’s transgender community also says she'll be mounting an electoral challenge to the bill’s prime sponsor.