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Georgia conservatives are worried an anti-trans bill will restrict private schools

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States are attacking transgender rights all over the country. Here is what happened this week, as covered by this site and others around the internet.

  • Idaho is trying to get the Supreme Court to overturn a temporary injunction issued against its ban on gender-affirming healthcare. (CNN)
  • Montana’s Department of Public Health and Human Services has once again banned transgender people from updating the gender on their birth certificates. (LGBTQ Nation)
  • Iowa’s senate passed a bill that could legalize anti-LGBTQ+ discrimination if someone claims their religion made them do it. (LA Blade)
  • A federal appeals court upheld an injunction against Texas’s drag ban, so it still can’t be enforced. (Law Dork)
  • Conservatives in Georgia are pushing against a “Don’t Say Gay or Trans” bill that would include private schools. Their main concern isn’t LGBTQ+ students’ mental health and safety but keeping private schools less regulated. (The Hill)
  • Nassau County, New York, banned transgender athletes from competing in county facilities by executive order. (Long Island Press)
  • Wyoming is considering a law to ban the state’s Medicaid program from reimbursing for gender-affirming care. (WyoFile)
  • Utah Gov. Spencer Cox, who has been more moderate than some other Republicans on transgender rights issues in the past, called gender-affirming care “genital-mutilation surgeries” and said that minors under 18 are getting bottom surgery, which does not happen in the U.S. (Axios)
  • Columbia, Missouri declared itself a “safe haven” for LGBTQ+ people with an ordinance that said that city law enforcement would treat the state’s gender-affirming care ban as the lowest priority. (LGBTQ Nation)
  • Indiana is asking a federal appeals court to let it enforce its gender-affirming care ban. (Courthouse News Services)
  • A Maryland House committee held a hearing on a bill to require 16- and 17-year-old trans kids to get access to gender-affirming care. (CBS News)
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