The Fight Over Transgender Rights in West Virginia

Apr 27, 2016

The symbol for transgender

Transgender people are increasingly coming out and speaking up here in West Virginia. How are we going to respond?

We talk about the legal precedent set by a transgender boy who won the right to use the boys bathroom in his school. Laurie Lin describes the Fourth Circuit case and how it affects West Virginia.

The legal and political fights are a sign of a broader movement of transgender people, and a backlash as well. Rick Wilson tells us why our minds have trouble adjusting to change.

We also discuss the fight over the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which died in the West Virginia Senate. Some Republicans who voted against it are being challenged in the May 10 primary.

And finally – am I being too hard on Rick Wilson? We hear from you, our listeners!

Joining me is Rick Wilson, (goat-herder, hillbilly philosopher and proud liberal) from the American Friends Service Committee, and Laurie Lin, lawyer and conservative columnist.

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