GOP senators repeatedly cited “science” as a reason to oppose civil rights protections for LGBTQ Americans. Yet the politicians opposing the Equality Act never cited any research literature to back their assertions. Arguably the saddest themes in the discussions around the Equality Act are those that invalidate the experiences of transgender youth. If GOP Senators are going to continue opposing the Equality Act, it is time they admit that their opposition isn’t based on science. With scientific evidence overwhelmingly disagreeing with their position, they don’t get to use “science” as their rationale for discrimination.