Inside Kansas Trans Crackdown: Threats, Outrage & More Legislation Ahead

In this post we focus on Democratic Party infighting and a peek at new legislation on the horizon . . . Take a look:

Rep. Marvin Robinson, a freshman lawmaker from Kansas City, told reporters after the vote that he initially wanted to find some middle ground on the trans athlete bill but felt rejected by his party, reported The Topeka Capital-Journal.

“(T)hey started getting rude and insulting and threatening to take me down,” Robinson said. “I’ve gone through various throughlines to ask for a divine intervention on this.”

With Robinson’s vote, the ban on trans student athletes will become law in Kansas, and any future challenges to the law must come through the courts or through federal intervention. But at least three other bills targeting trans people await the governor’s decision.

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