Senate District 23
Nickie J. Antonio
Antonio Statement on Gender-Affirming Health Care Ban
October 20, 2021
Today, state Senator Nickie J. Antonio (D-Lakewood) released the following statement in response to the introduction of House Bill 454, which would ban gender-affirming health care for minors:

“I am incredibly frustrated that some members of the General Assembly continue to challenge our most vulnerable children’s right to exist for a political soundbite. It is not appropriate, nor is it the General Assembly’s role to make decisions about the best interests of individual children and their families. Those decisions must be made in concert with medical experts and physicians. Frankly, it is time for the legislature to stop these unnecessary and hateful attacks on transgender youth once and for all.”
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