The Claims made by the GOP Nut of the week Ms Lancaster, Are based on a false claim made by Texas AG Paxton’s. as part of his ongoing effort to limit access to gender-affirming health care for transgender teens. Furthermore, remember Texas AG Ken Paxton is a indicted Felon, awaiting trail.
When it comes to dealing with trans children, Alisabeth Janai Lancaster has a clear plan. The candidate for the Florida school board thinks that doctors who treat them "should be hanging from the nearest tree."
Lancaster’s opponent, incumbent Carol Boston, told the Pensacola News Journal that the school board was not in the medical or pharmaceutical business, it was in the “education business.”
“A statement advocating a violent act such as lynching is abhorrent and alarming,” Boston stated. “It is un-American to call for the murder of Americans that disagree with us.”
Lancaster made the comments at the Gulf Coast Patriots' event near Navarre, Florida on Monday. The Pensacola News Journal reported that she received applause after making the trans-phobic remark.
Lancaster is running in an August primary for Santa Rosa County School Board. If elected, it's clear that she would not be a champion for trans students' rights. In fact, her views align with so-called "Christian nationalists," who believe that America should be a Christian theocracy.
This kind of dangerous rhetoric has no place in our society, let alone from someone who is running for office. We must stand up to trans-phobia and bigotry in all forms if we want to create a more inclusive and just society for all.
Last month, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ administration requested, that the Florida Board of Medicine bar treatment for trans children, NBC News reported this on Wednesday evening!
The request comes just several weeks after he signed a bill into law, that largely banned instruction about gender identity or sexual orientation in kindergarten through third-grade classrooms throughout his state, a move many believe will pave the way toward greater discrimination against LGBT individuals across the state of Florida.
In a three-page letter to the Florida Board of Medicine, state Surgeon General Joseph A. Ladapo wrote that “it is the duty of the board to protect the public and ensure that only qualified individuals practice medicine in our state.”
Ladapo continued, “The Department has become aware of a growing number of physicians in Florida who are performing so-called ‘gender affirmation’ therapies, also known as gender reassignment therapies, on children. These therapies are controversial, and the risks and benefits are still being debated within the medical community.”
The letter goes on to state that these treatments have not been approved by the FDA, and therefore should not be performed on children in the state of Florida.
This is a direct attack on the trans community, and it's not the first time DeSantis has shown his true colors when it comes to LGBT rights. In 2019, he signed a bill into law that bans transgender women from competing in women's sports. And just last week, he signed another bill into law that prohibits transgender people from changing the gender marker on their birth certificates.
DeSantis is one of many Republican governors who have been pushing so-called "bathroom bills" that discriminate against transgender people. These bills are nothing more than a way to score political points with the far-right base, and they do nothing to improve the lives of transgender people in this country.
It is time for us to stand up and fight back against these attacks on the trans community. We must demand that our elected officials do better, and we must show them that we will not tolerate bigotry and hatred in our society.
The best place to do this is at the ballot box.