Title

Anti-Transgender Bills

Document Type

Presentation

Type

EnACT

UN Sustainable Development Goal

UNSDG #4: Quality Education

Start Date

29-4-2020 10:45 AM

End Date

29-4-2020 11:00 AM

Abstract

Anti-transgender bills have spread to at least nine different states this year. One, in particular, is South Dakota. The Vulnerable Child Protection Act initially proposed doctors would get a felony if they provided transgender health care to minors. The author of the bill, Fred Deutsch, changed the felony to the option of a civil lawsuit if they later regret the transition. This did not change the overall idea because it would prevent doctors from giving their patients the proper care. Fortunately, the House Bill 1057 was effectively killed, and this means that the bill is effectively defeated, due to the fact that the state’s Legislative Sessions only last for 40 working days. After one month of the bill’s introduction, the bill became dead. We propose to hold a GA at IMSA with IMSA’s LGBTQ+ culture club Spectrum to where we would inform students about the transgender community both at IMSA and abroad and make pronoun pins to help spread awareness and acceptance. Our goal is to encourage people to reach out to their lawmakers and urge them to reject these bills.

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Apr 29th, 10:45 AM Apr 29th, 11:00 AM

Anti-Transgender Bills

Anti-transgender bills have spread to at least nine different states this year. One, in particular, is South Dakota. The Vulnerable Child Protection Act initially proposed doctors would get a felony if they provided transgender health care to minors. The author of the bill, Fred Deutsch, changed the felony to the option of a civil lawsuit if they later regret the transition. This did not change the overall idea because it would prevent doctors from giving their patients the proper care. Fortunately, the House Bill 1057 was effectively killed, and this means that the bill is effectively defeated, due to the fact that the state’s Legislative Sessions only last for 40 working days. After one month of the bill’s introduction, the bill became dead. We propose to hold a GA at IMSA with IMSA’s LGBTQ+ culture club Spectrum to where we would inform students about the transgender community both at IMSA and abroad and make pronoun pins to help spread awareness and acceptance. Our goal is to encourage people to reach out to their lawmakers and urge them to reject these bills.