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Louisiana Republican Kills Bill to Ban Transgender Surgery for Kids

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Advocate, House Bill 648 was voted down by the Louisiana Senate Health and Welfare Committee after Fred Mills sided with Democrats against the measure."After passing the House, a bill in Louisiana that would have banned pediatric sex changes just failed in the Senate Health and Welfare Committee because 'Republican' State Senator Fred Mills voted with Democrats to kill it," Twitter user Greg Price, a member of the conservative nonprofit State Freedom Caucus Network, wrote in a tweet.BREAKING: After passing the House, a bill in Louisiana that would have banned pediatric sex changes just failed in the Senate Health and Welfare Committee because 'Republican' State Senator Fred Mills voted with Democrats to kill it.One look at his donors shows massive… pic.twitter.com/JFhBvHc5q4The blocking of the bill in Louisiana comes as several other states have passed legislation seeking to limit transgender surgery and other medical care for children.Missouri lawmakers this month passed two pieces of legislation that ban gender-affirming care, including hormones, puberty blockers and gender-affirming surgery.

According to the Associated Press, Missouri Governor Mike Parson is expected to sign the legislation.Additionally, Missouri Attorney General Andrew Bailey wrote a letter to the Kansas City Board of Police Commissioners calling on law enforcement officials in the city to enforce the ban on transgender care after the Kansas City Council said it wanted the city to be a sanctuary for residents seeking gender-affirming care."I have no reason to doubt that you take seriously your obligation to follow the law," the letter said.

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