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Iowa bill would criminalize medical treatment of transgender youth because they will 'outgrow' it


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That was very sad to read! I felt this way when I was a teen. I never outgrew my feminine feelings, in fact, they grew stronger!

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Jackie C.

Hopefully the bill won't pass. "Outgrow my feelings," indeed. I'm almost 51, so when does THAT start? This is just a case of going after trans kids because they can't defend themselves. Shameful.

 

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