ACTION: Ongoing Campaign — Call the Presidential Candidates Out on the Harms of ‘Gender Identity’

The Issue:

The Democratic presidential candidates are either ignorant of or are willfully supporting the harms of this definition of ‘gender identity’ in the proposed Equality Act (EA): “The term ‘gender identity’ means the gender-related identity, appearance, mannerisms, or other gender-related characteristics of an individual, regardless of the individual’s designated sex at birth.” This definition replaces the material reality of “sex” as a legal category, with a self-declared feeling and sex stereotype. It erases women as a legal sex-based category; it mandates that any male, at any time, who says he is a woman must be given access to women’s sex-segregated spaces. It eradicates women’s bodily privacy in homeless shelters, prisons, and locker rooms/showers. It obliterates women’s sports teams and scholarships, and women’s right to gather or organize without the presence of males. It opens the door to sterilizing children and enables the government to remove them from their parents’ custody if they do not ‘affirm’ their child’s self-diagnosed ‘trans identity.’ And much more.

Republicans are owning this issue. Why are Democrats letting Republicans be the voice of reason on this topic?

Democrats are leaving the party in droves. When will the candidates listen?

What you can do:

Saturate the Democratic presidential candidates. During our several week campaign, the Gender Critical Action Center is tweeting at the candidates. Please follow us and retweet. If you can, tweet them on your own. If you are a Democrat, say so, and tell them that you are not in alignment with the sexist and homophobic “gender identity” agenda.

Scripts:

Ordinary Americans, including those who support gay rights, are not
going along with the trans agenda, the erasure of women and girls’ civil
rights, or the sterilization of children.

Ask your conscience and your constituents: Can you justify with any
common sense argument legally replacing “sex”, the biological reality
that created you, with a feeling? That’s what ‘gender identity’ in the
Equality Act does.

Ask yourself and ask your constituents: Do you really believe that
screaming “civil rights” and destroying livelihoods under the banner of
“inclusivity” is inclusive or furthers civil rights? But that’s what
‘gender identity’ in the Equality Act does.

Do you actually believe in any corner of your mind that a pregnant woman
can become a pregnant man if she changes her ‘gender identity’? Yet
that’s the insanity that ‘gender identity’ in the Equality Act legally
establishes.

Ask your conscience and your constituents: Is double mastectomy a
responsible therapy for a troubled teenager? ‘Gender identity’ in the
Equality Act legally enables such irreparable mutilation.

Ask your conscience and your constituents: Is chemical castration a
responsible therapy for a troubled teenager? ‘Gender identity’ in the
Equality Act legally enables such irreparable mutilation.

Ask your conscience and your constituents: Should sex-stereotypes again
rule people’s lives as they had before the LGB civil rights gains of the
past? This is what ‘gender identity’ in the Equality Act does.

Targets:

Twitter:

@TomSteyer, @CoryBooker, @KamalaHarris, @ewarren, @PeteButtigieg, @amyklobuchar, @JulianCastro, @GovBillWeld, @AndrewYang, @TimRyan, @JohnDelaney, @BernieSanders, @GovernorBullock, @JoeSestak, @MichaelBennet, @WayneMessam, @TulsiGabbard, @marwilliamson, @JoeBiden, @MarkSanford, @WalshFreedom, @DanaBashCNN, @andersoncooper, @ChrisCuomo, @donlemon, @NBCNews, @MSNBC, @ABC, @CBSNews, @FoxNews, @CNN, @CNBC, @nytimes, ‏@WSJ, @USATODAY, @NewYorker, @latimes, ‏@WashTimes, @washingtonpost, @Jezebel, @Independent, @DiscoverSoc, @IrishCentral, @mmfa, @JeanneCummings, @aaronzitner, @JaneMayerNYer, @fstonenyc, @LizaPluto ‏

Facebook:

@officialtomsteyer, @corybooker, @KamalaHarris, @ElizabethWarren, @petebuttigieg1,  @amyklobuchar, @julianforthefuture, @GovBillWeld, @andrewyang2020, @timryanforamerica, @JohnKDelaneyJKD, @berniesanders, @GovernorBullock, @joesestak, @michaelbennet, @WayneForAmerica, @TulsiGabbard, @williamsonmarianne, @joebiden, @marksanford, @joewalsh, @NBCNews, @MSNBC, @ABCNetwork, @CBSNews, @FoxNews, @CNN, @CNBC, @nytimes, @wsj, @usatoday, @newyorker, @latimes, @TheWashingtonTimes, @washingtonpost, @Jezebel, @TheIndependentOnline, @discoversociety, @IrishCentral, @Mediamatters