Produced by ‘The Argument’ Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” bill, states barring transgender athletes from participating in sports and censoring school curriculums around queer and gender identity — a wave of anti-L.G.B.T.Q.
legislation is spreading across the country, sustained in large part by the political right. According to the Human Rights Campaign, this year alone, more than 300 anti-L.G.B.T.Q.
bills have been introduced in state legislatures. Why has this issue become the focus of the Republican Party? And how is the way society treats individuals who identify as L.G.B.T.Q.
changing? [You can listen to this episode of “The Argument” on Apple, Spotify or Google or wherever you get your podcasts.] In today’s episode, Jane Coaston convenes two of her Times Opinion colleagues, the columnists Ross Douthat and Michelle Goldberg, to debate this issue.