You Cannot Put a Human Being to a Vote

Most Americans oppose anti-trans policies — but trans people’s right to exist is not a popularity contest.

Jude Ellison S. Doyle

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Scales — the balancing kind — on a rainbow background. I don’t know why I chose the rainbow. It was soothing.
On the one hand, you have innate human dignity no-one can take away. On the other hand… should you????Photo by Elena Mozhvilo on Unsplash

On Monday, the Washington Post published a front-page headline I’d been dreading for years: “Most in U.S. Back GOP’s Anti-Trans Policies.” Fortunately, it wasn’t true.

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Jude Ellison S. Doyle

Author of “Trainwreck” (Melville House, ‘16) and “Dead Blondes and Bad Mothers” (Melville House, ‘19). Columns published far and wide across the Internet.