Time Running Out For Transgender Legislation
The heat is on for the Missouri Legislature to pass restrictions this session for transgender athletes and gender transitions. If lawmakers don’t pass these limits, Governor Mike Parson says he will call them back for a special session. Bills offered this session would ban transgender athletes from playing female sports and charge medical providers for ‘coercing’ anyone under 18 years old to undergo a gender transition. Senate President Pro Tem Caleb Rowden says his chamber has already passed its versions of those bills and will not even consider the House’s versions. House Speaker Dean Plocher, a fellow Republican, responds to those comments.
He says the House could pass the Senate bills as is or make changes.