Transgender issues have become a core staple of Democratic Party politics over the last several years. The recent cultural and political push has led many conservatives to ask what the underlying reason behind the focus is.
Last month President oe Biden said that there was “no such thing as someone else’s child. Our nation’s children are all our children.”
The comment corresponds with increasing pressure in public schools and in states dominated by the Democratic Party to open the door for changes in pronoun use and an increase in gender dysphoria.
The Democrats’ changes to school policy have had a number of effects.
In California, one school district was criticized for allowing a biologically-male student to use the girls’ locker room.
A student protested the allowance to the school board after the transgender student was caught on film assaulting a female. The student said that “this man is and has been using the women’s restroom and locker room.”
At the college level, a biologically-male student joined the women’s swim team and dominated a number of races.
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) May 16, 2023
The party’s continued prioritization of transgender issues comes as there has been increasing public backlash over the issue.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) signed a bill into law this week that banned gender reassignment surgeries for minors.
“This will permanently outlaw the mutilation of minors,” the governor said. Florida joined 14 other states in restricting gender-changing treatments for minors.
DeSantis also signed another bill into law that requires bathrooms at public facilities to be used by people based on their birth gender.
One of the highest-profile examples of backlash regarding the current transgender trend has revolved around Bud Light. The brand announced a partnership with transgender influencer Dylan Mulvaney, which led to a significant boycott of the beer.
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) recently announced that he believes that Anheuser-Busch, Bud Light’s parent company, violated regulations through their partnership with Mulvaney.
He said that the marketing push was intended to appeal to Mulvaney’s audience, much of which is underage.
“A massive percentage of Dylan Mulvaney’s audience are kids,” he said. “And Budweiser was trying, I believe, with this ill-fated marketing attempt to target teenagers.”