The implementation of restrictions on various so-called “transgender” procedures by Republican-led states has led to multiple liberal families moving to more Democratic states in order to continue enabling their children’s desires, as reported by Politico.
The Politico report highlights several examples of such families, including the Jackson family that chose to move from Texas to Maryland. The family’s 17-year-old child, Cass, believes herself to be non-binary and goes by “they/them” pronouns. She first “came out” at 14, and was enabled by her parents, including her mother Carrie, who was a lead counselor for the Aubrey Independent School District in Malakoff, Texas.
In late February, Governor Greg Abbott (R-Texas) instituted an order directing the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services to conduct investigations into any parents and other adult figures who put their children through such “gender transition” procedures. Under Abbott’s order, such adults could be charged with child abuse. To escape possible prosecution, the Jacksons moved to Cumberland, Maryland, to live with Cass’s older brother, who also believes himself to be transgender.
The Jacksons are just one example of American families who have decided to base their residence on the political leanings of their state, choosing to embrace their political ideology rather than live in a state with opposing viewpoints. Such far-left activists claim that anti-transgender laws are harming them, whereas most experts agree that it is the medical procedures themselves that are harmful.
Nevertheless, the Biden administration has doubled down on its support for transgenderism. Richard Levine, Assistant U.S. Secretary for Health, and a man who believes himself to be a woman and now goes by “Rachel,” claimed that “the impact on trans people is very significant.”
Currently, only about two percent of high school students in the United States believe themselves to be transgender, with about five percent of all adults 30, and 1.6 percent of all U.S. adults saying the same thing. The National Institute of Health (NIH) has noted that transgender people suffer much higher rates of depression and suicidal thoughts than normal people. Trans activists, however, insist that the pattern of mental illness can be cured by indulging the beliefs of trans people and reinforcing them through surgery, hormone therapy, and other medical procedures, rather than attempting to cure them of their mental illness.
Since the rise of transgenderism into the mainstream over the last few years, multiple states have taken steps to ban such procedures. Alabama, Arizona, and Arkansas have passed laws restricting or even totally banning such practices on minors, while Florida and Texas have implemented such restrictions through executive orders. At least 15 other states are considering similar legislation.