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  2. Thanks to federal court judges in the last week, the rights and safety of transgender people in the US have been seriously diminished.

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    If I were to go back to school, to finish my degree, I have no guarantee to equal protection under the law.

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    Last night's federal court ruling means my right to use the correct restroom or be recognized as my actual gender would be up for debate.

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    Currently, I am looking into getting a part-time job again. Because of a fed court ruling last week, my employment rights are also suspect.

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    Last week a federal court ruled that a funeral home was completely in the right to enforce a gendered dress code against a trans woman.

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    This federal court ruled that the funeral home was completely in the clear for firing her as a means of enforcing that dress code.

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    Granted, I live in California, one of the very few states with state-enforced protections; however, that could crumble in court, now.

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    We are approaching a realistic junction where rogue right-wing federal court justices could dismantle state-level trans prortections, too.

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    If I were, say, harassed at a workplace, and filed legislation to enforce my rights, they would be subject to being eliminated instead.

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    The goal of the activist right is to dismantle the rights of transgender people and ensure that we cannot exist as ourselves.

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    The over-reaching, unprecedented actions of right-wing justices and legislatures over the last year proves this.

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    Meanwhile, any organized movement to protect transgender rights is represented by a massively disabled Justice Department.

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    As of this morning, according to a Texas federal court judge, the Justice Department *can't do anything anymore*.

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    Any operations the Justice Department might plan to do in countering this are threatened by the potential election of a fascist in November.

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    And, make no mistake, Trump is speaking at the Family Research Council's conference this year. This is highly indicative.

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    The Family Research Council is one of the primary organizations fueling the activist conservative fight to strip trans people of rights.

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    The Family Research Council's stated policy goals on trans people are as follows. TW: transphobia

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    These policy goals make it clear that what we have seen in the past year is merely the beginning of the implementation of an agenda.

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    The goal of the activist right is to make transition impossible by twisting policy to cease recognition and make discrimination inevitable.

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    The FRC openly admits gender dysphoria is a mental health issue but wants to eliminate transgender peoples' right to safely seek treatment.

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    When prodded, this is all the activist right has to offer in alternative treatment options for transgender people.

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    If you think there is "nothing we can do", that we're "helpless", then you've already let them win. Awareness is key.

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    You are not helpless. Your voice is your strongest asset. And, cis people, we need you in this fight, now, more than ever.

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  4. Talk about this. Independently, not just with RTs. Tell your friends that you support trans rights. Yeah, in real life, too.

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    Show people the agenda of the activist right and tell them you oppose it. Here's a link: frc.org/transgender

    (TW: transphobia)

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    The activist right does not have enough power to do everything they want. We need to prove that to them.

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    This November, do your research. Vote for local judges and state AGs and state senators that support transgender rights.

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    Write a letter to your school board candidates and ask if they would affirm the rights of transgender students if pressed to do so.

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    We fight back from the ground up. We fight back together. Leaving trans people alone in this fight means we will lose.

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    So that's where we are right now. It's 2016 and it fucking sucks and now I'm gonna go eat a McGriddle and pack a bowl.

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