The GOP’s push for anti-trans laws: Politics Weekly Extra

Up to 2% of the youth population of the US are trans children, but lawmakers have introduced more than 110 bills in 2021 regulating their access to healthcare and sports teams. That is the highest number of anti-trans bills to ever be filed in a single year.

The volume of laws proposed and the coordinated campaigns behind some of them suggest that this issue has become a central focus of the GOP culture war. But what is the full extent of the proposed legislation? And how many of these bills actually have a chance of becoming laws?

Sam Levin and Joan E Greve discuss.

Archive: CBS, ABC7, ABC11, PBS News Hour

A sign outside the office of Rep Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) opposite a Transgender Pride flag outside the office of Rep Marie Newman (D-IL) on Capitol Hill. Photo by Al Drago/Getty Images.

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