How far does free speech go?
Anti-trans "free speech" bus to come to Philly
Self-proclaimed "free speech" bus tour that opposes the rights of transgender people will be stopping in a number of East Coast cities, including Philadelphia.
With bus decals and [etitions to match the transphobic locamotive promotes the idea that peoplshe should "agree with the biological reality that boys are boys and girls are girls." Already having made a stop in New York City, where it was reportedly vandalized.
Two other organizations — the National Organization for Marriage and the International Organization for the Family — are backing the tour, according to Metro. Gregory Mertz, the U.S. director for CitizenGO, told the newspaper the tour was all about "values." Per Metro:
“[Conservatives] feel like they’re being silenced by a small but very loud group of people,” Gregory Mertz, U.S. director for CitizenGo, one of three organizations behind the campaign, said. “They’re trying to intimidate us — that’s not fair. That’s not American values.”
According to the website for the tour, the bus will be making its way to New Haven, Connecticut, over the weekend before stopping in Boston. It's scheduled to come to Philly on Wednesday, March 29.
Earlier in February, it came up that schools to allow transgender children to use bathrooms and facilities that correspond with their gender identities.
Mayor Jim Kenney, who has openly spoken out for LGBTQ rights, condemned Trump's decision, and the School District of Philadelphia said it would keep its protections in place anyway.