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By Austin Amestoy
Legislative News Service, UM School of Journalism 

Lawmakers hear arguments on transgender healthcare, abortion in controversial week

 

Last updated 1/27/2021 at 11:12am

Austin Amestoy / UM Legislative News Service

Members of the House Judiciary Committee hear testimony on House Bill 112 during a meeting Monday. The bill was part of a pair introduced by Rep. John Fuller, R-Whitefish, that seek to ban transgender women and girls from competing in women's sports and ban gender-affirming treatments for minors experiencing gender dysphoria, respectively.

Anti-Transgender Bills Draw Opponents

Lawmakers have advanced two measures aimed at banning transgender women and girls from playing women's sports and blocking transgender youth from receiving gender-affirming treatment after facing a storm of opposition from concerned citizens, parents, businesses and medical organizations.

Rep. John Fuller, R-Whitefish, sponsored...



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