Republican frontrunner Donald Trump has vowed to ban gender treatments for children, males in women’s sports and critical race theory in schools. He said he’d do it on Day One of his second presidency if he’s returned to the White House.
The Christian Post reports he outlined some of his immediate agenda if re-elected at a recent campaign rally, pledging to cut federal funding for any school pushing inappropriate racial, sexual or political content on children.
The former president told a crowd in Rapid City, South Dakota that he would clamp down on what he termed “transgender insanity” by building on actions taken at the state level to prohibit some of the most controversial aspects of LGBT ideology.
The Christian Post writes that the American College of Pediatricians has identified potential side effects of puberty blockers as “osteoporosis, mood disorders, seizures, cognitive impairment and when combined with cross-sex hormones, sterility.” It also warned that cross-sex hormones can cause youth to experience “an increased risk of heart attacks, stroke, diabetes, blood clots and cancers across their lifespan.”
The former president’s promise to “keep men out of women’s sports” addresses concerns about the fairness of allowing biological males who identify as females to compete in women’s sports in light of the biological differences between men and women.
At least 22 states have enacted laws halting gender treatments of children and banning men and boys from women’s and girls’ sport. Some have also taken action to ban critical race theory from schools, under pressure from parents.
To enforce any executive orders, a second Trump administration would need a Republican majority in both houses of Congress.
Most polls show Donald Trump as the runaway favourite to be the Republican candidate for the 2024 Presidential election, but they also reveal an incredibly tight race with Joe Biden to return to the White House.
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