LZ Granderson takes a look at what’s behind the recent spate of legislation to ban transgender children (which, I would point out, is a miniscule minority of the populace) from participating in school sports and concludes it’s all about the Benjamins. An excerpt (emphasis added):
These anti-trans bills dominating the headlines are not about high school sports or safe public restrooms.They’re about homophobia and transphobia masquerading as sound policy. Just like these voter suppression bills are not about stopping fraud and Alabama’s ban on yoga is not about preventing religion from being taught in schools.
The real sick thing about all of this is that we have state legislatures willing to hurt democracy, dismiss mental health, even target elementary school children all in an effort to mobilize and monetize the country’s prejudices and worst fears.