Women’s rights, once a landmark issue for the left, have now quietly been forced to succumb to the transgender agenda even though doing so puts the safety of women at risk.
The Maine legislature has, with little fanfare, pushed through LD 1044, legislation which gives male inmates the right to identify as females and be placed into women’s prisons. Maine’s Governor, Democrat Janet Mills, signed the bill into law June 17. This year a Democrat Texas House member tried to introduce a similar bill—it died before the end of the session.
Laws like this are growing in popularity among the left and are devastating to the safety of incarcerated women and a violation of their constitutional—and basic, human—rights.
Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a similar bill, SB 132, last September; it went into effect on January 1 of this year. Democrat Senator Scott Wiener authored the bill, titled the Transgender Respect, Agency and Dignity Act. It allows incarcerated men who identify as “transgender, non-binary and intersex” to be housed in women’s prisons and only searched in a manner “consistent with their gender identity.”