3 lawmakers under attack from colleagues for standing up for trans constituents A shout out and a “Hell yeah!” to Montana state Rep.
Zooey Zephyr, Nebraska state Sen. Megan Hunt and Nebraska state Sen. Machaela Cavanaugh who are standing up against anti-trans hate in their states.
Since February, Sen. Cavanaugh has been filibustering every single bill to ensure that the Republicans’ bill banning gender-affirming care for minors cannot come up for a vote.
She threatened to “burn the session to the ground over this bill,” and she wasn’t kidding. “Seeing legislation, any legislation, that targets a vulnerable population is upsetting to me, and seeing people in positions of power push forward things that are really perpetuated out of a place of fear and hate is really upsetting,” Cavanaugh told The New Republic. “I’m a mom of three kids, I am a very ferocious mama bear for all children,” she continued. “A lot of my legislation in my first four years was focused on maternal health and child welfare, and I’ve done a significant amount of work specifically around child welfare in Nebraska.