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Texas Legislature 2021

Texas lawmakers advance bills blocking access to gender-affirming health care despite opposition from LGBTQ Texans, medical associations

Equality Texas CEO Ricardo Martinez said Texas has filed more anti-LGBTQ bills this session than any other state legislature.

People hold up signs at an event held by Equality Texas at the Capitol on April 14, 2021. The group had several speakers, including parents of trans-children, speaking against SB 1646, which would bring possible charges against parents for helping their children with their gender identities.

Medical associations unite in opposition to bills

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