Colorado Gov. Jared Polis, the primary overtly homosexual man to be elected governor, criticized the push for anti-LGBTQ legal guidelines in Republican-led states.
“Look, phrases matter. Legal guidelines matter. When a gaggle of individuals, LGBTQ youth, really feel focused by the phrases and legal guidelines that some politicians espouse, after all, it may possibly enhance anxiousness, melancholy,” he stated throughout an interview with CNN’s “State of the Union” on Sunday.
Simply six weeks into 2022, greater than 150 anti-LGBTQ payments have been launched throughout the nation, according to USA Today. States akin to Florida are going so far as prohibiting classroom discussions on sexual orientation and gender identification and requiring academics to tell mother and father of their baby’s sexuality in the event that they determine as LGBTQ.
Polis expressed concern for the youth that could be affected by that kind of laws, lots of whom already are coping with challenges with their household. Eighty-five p.c of transgender and nonbinary youth stated their psychological well being was negatively impacted by the surge of anti-trans payments, in accordance with a latest Morning Consult and Trevor Project poll