Headlines for April 28, 2023
Written by GRB on 29/04/2023
Back in the U.S., attacks on transgender rights continued Thursday as Republican lawmakers in Kansas overrode a veto by Democratic Governor Laura Kelly, enacting the most sweeping bathroom law in the nation. The legislation bars trans people from using bathrooms that align with their gender identity in schools, locker rooms, prisons, domestic violence shelters and rape crisis centers.
In Nebraska, Democratic state Senator Megan Hunt is facing a conflict of interest investigation after a right-wing lawmaker complained she did not officially disclose that she had a transgender child before voting against a bill banning gender-affirming care for minors. Senator Hunt blasted the probe as “harassment.”
Meanwhile, in Montana, Republican Governor Greg Gianforte’s own son, David Gianforte, who is nonbinary, lobbied his dad to reject a series of bills attacking the trans community, including restrictions on healthcare and banning drag shows. After headlines, we’ll be joined by Montana’s first and only openly transgender lawmaker, Zooey Zephyr, whom Republicans have barred from the House floor for speaking up for transgender rights.