Question for #lawtwitter. My family and I are having a discussion: a family member (and others on this website) has put forward that Congress could pass legislation deeming Trump not qualified to serve as president under section 3 of 14th Amdt. My sense is that for that section
to apply, it would require some legal determination of guilt of insurrection or rebellion by an article iii body. Short of that, legislation applying to Donald Trump would be, in effect, a bill of attainder.
Of course the constitution creates an all legislative mechanism for disqualification from federal office in the impeachment and removal process, but that requires a 2/3rds majority in the senate.
Donald Trump's roll back of health care protections for LGBTQ people puts millions at risk.
These protections were my late husband Andy's life’s work - an advancement he didn't see before he passed away from cancer. (Thread)
I know the fear of discrimination in health care. I’ve felt it myself. And I saw it in Andy’s eyes as he battled cancer as a transgender man -- the creeping fear that his disease might meet discrimination that could be deadly.
Despite Andy’s cancer eventually taking his life, we were still both lucky -- lucky not to have faced discrimination, lucky to have care, and lucky that his care bought us time to live and love as much as possible. Many aren’t nearly as lucky.
This happened to me earlier today. We had just concluded a really powerful meeting with parents of transgender youth and members of Congress and I won't let this incident diminish the love, pride and solidarity that filled that room just moments before. gaystarnews.com/article/video-…
The sad truth is that this kind of harassment is the reality for far too many transgender people, particularly trans women of color, across the country and around the world.
Throughout the incident, I thought about the trans youth who have to experience their hostility and bullying day-in and day-out in the United Kingdom.