Video: Florida Democrat Speaks Out Against Discriminatory Bill

By Floricua Staff

March 12, 2024

Florida Senate President Kathleen Passidomo announced that a proposed legislation targeting transgender people that would require them to list the sex assigned at birth on their IDs won’t be heard in the chamber. The announcement came after transgender activists held a ‘Let Us Live’ march outside the Capitol on Wednesday. House Bill 1639 aimed to change any references to “gender” in the bill to “sex,” which under state law would be defined as the classification of an individual as either male or female based on the sex assigned at birth. The bill was up for a vote on the House floor on Thursday, when its opponents issued a strong plea for acceptance and the protection “of our transgender brothers and sisters,” as Democratic Rep. Angie Nixon said. The bill would impact the nearly 95,000 transgender adults and 16,200 transgender youth that call Florida home. The measure would also have required insurance companies covering gender reassignment surgery to cover de-transitioning as well. 🖊️: @gcbalido 📸: N/A

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