Protest against anti-transgender legislation takes place at Missouri Capitol
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (KMIZ)
Hundreds of people from around Missouri on Wednesday gathered outside the Capitol to protest bills relating to transgender issues.
The protest was scheduled last week after the Missouri senate passed two pieces of anti-transgender legislation, despite a filibuster by Democrats.
For several hours, speakers from advocate groups along with members of the missouri house and senate spoke at the event.
The Missouri Senate has voted 24-8 in favor of banning puberty blockers, hormones and surgeries for minors for at least the next four years.
Another bill, named the "Save Women's Sports Act" was also given initial approval last week after being amended to expire on Aug. 28, 2027. That bill bans transgender girls from participating in girls’ sports in K-12 public schools.
Those two bills now go to the house for discussion.
The protest was organized by PROMO, an LGBTQ+ public policy and advocacy organization.