Last week during the public hearing before the Senate Judiciary committee, Republicans mocked Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson for refusing to define the word “woman” during her Senate confirmation hearing.
What was the purpose of that question and how was it meant to trap nominee Jackson and further erode our (transgender) rights?
Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) question was almost certainly to try to corner Jackson on the issue of transgender women participating in women’s sports ― part of a broader, ugly GOP attack on LGBTQ people heading into the 2022 elections.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) is pushing for child abuse investigations of parents whose children seek gender-affirming medical care.
Florida’s new “Don’t Say Gay” law prevents teachers from talking about sexual orientation or gender identity to students younger than fourth graders. The Human Rights Campaign, meanwhile, is tracking more than 300 anti-LGBTQ bills across the country.
Thirteen hours into the first day of Jackson’s hearing last month, the Tennessee Republican tossed out the question: “Can you define the word ‘woman’?”Jackson said, appearing confused:
Can I provide a definition? No, I can’t. I’m not a biologist.”
Read the whole article at huffington post: What's A Woman? GOP Senators Stumble On Their Own Question To Ketanji Brown Jackson.
There is a campaign of exclusion, discrimination and bigotry happening before our eyes.