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[–] VeggieAnnie 2 points (+2|-0)

What I see as hopeful about the fact that this is state-level legislation is the fact that state legislation tends to move in waves across the southern states. Think of the anti-abortion "heartbeat bills" that popped up from one southern state to another. That same phenomenon could work in this instance. Other states are going to be emboldened by the actions of South Carolina and Alabama.

[–] dixiechick547 1 points (+1|-0)

I really thought it would be set off by that case in Texas with the little boy whose dad didn’t want him transed. I thought Texas had a bill to end medical transing of kids but I couldn’t find it. It might’ve died in the legislature. That case just vanished from the news after the judge imposed a gag order. The mom now has custody and is proceeding with transing the kid. He’s 7 years old.

[–] VeggieAnnie 1 points (+1|-0)

That is so sad! Probably the gag order means no one is allowed to cover it, hence it vanished from the news. I'm sure you've heard about the Canadian father currently serving jail time over a similar case? He called his daughter "she" after a court order not to, and he's serving time.