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LGBTQ Texans decry Capitol arrests after protests against bill banning puberty blockers and hormone therapy for kids

Senate Bill 14, which spurred demonstrations earlier this week, is again scheduled for House debate Friday. Trans Texans consider it one of this year’s most consequential bills.

By Lucy Tompkins, The Texas Tribune and The New York Times, and Alex Nguyen, The Texas Tribune
LGBTQ rights activist Adri Pérez is detained by Department of Public Safety troopers as activists protest SB 14 outside of the House of Representatives gallery at the Capitol on May 2, 2023.

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