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Louisiana closing in on gender affirming healthcare ban for transgender children, teens

Posted on AllSides June 2nd, 2023

Louisiana's state Senate revived a bill to ban gender affirming healthcare for transgender minors and a committee on Friday advanced it toward what will almost be certain final passage in the Legislature. In a rare, but not unprecedented move, Senators voted 26-12 Thursday to bring House Bill 648 by Republican Pollock Rep. Gabe Firment back for consideration after the Senate Health and Welfare Committee voted 5-4 last week to kill the measure with the tie-breaking vote from Acadiana Republican Sen. Fred Mills. Mills faced fierce social media backlash from national...

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