Latest Republican Insanity:
Thousands of the Texas Republican party faithful voted yesterday on a state GOP platform that calls being gay an "abnormal lifestyle choice," declares the 2020 presidential election results illegitimate, and urges the repeal of the Voting Rights Act.
The platform says that Texas students should be shown live ultrasounds as a way to deter against abortion and be taught that life begins at fertilization. At the same time, it demands that the state outlaw all sex and sexual health education—even abstinence-only sex ed.
Meanwhile, it says that young people are the "most likely to need to defend themselves" and thus should have access to guns without waiting periods for "emergencies such as riots. And, doubling down on the anti-LGBTQ hate, the platform says the party "oppose[s] all efforts to validate transgender identity," calling for bans on gender-affirming care for trans children.