TEXAS HOUSE LGBTQ CAUCUS STATEMENT ON ANTI-TRANS BILLS
For Immediate Release Contact: Chesley Hinds
April 16, 2023 Office: 512-463-0613
(TEXAS) -Yesterday, the Texas House Public Health Committee heard and voted out H.B. 1399 by Rep. Krause which would prohibit gender transition treatments for children, and remove professional liability insurance coverage for physicians offering this care.
The Texas House LGBTQ Caucus issued the following statement: “We are deeply disappointed in this action. The deadline to submit virtual testimony was not even closed before the vote was taken, stripping Texans of their rights to participate in the legislative process and damaging the credibility of this body. Moreover, bills like this are a blatant attack on trans kids. Rather than advancing this type of regressive and hurtful legislation, we should be focusing on important issues like the energy crisis and the coronavirus pandemic.
We are encouraging leadership to use the remaining weeks of the legislative session to address the most pressing issues facing our state and uplift public engagement to ensure we are making policies that best serve Texans.”
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