ACLU Attorney: Growing Number of Murders of Trans Women Can't Be Separated from Anti-Trans Laws

28-year-old Rae’Lynn Thomas was one of 20 transgender women who have been killed so far this year .Family members say the shooter, James Allen Byrd, frequently made transphobic comments to Rae’Lynn and sometimes called her "the devil." There are now reports that another transgender woman may have been murdered over the weekend on the West Side of Chicago. The Chicago police have confirmed a body was found on Sunday, but have not released details. We discuss the escalation in violence against transgender women with Chase Strangio, staff attorney at the ACLU.


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