The politicization of transgender people continues — this time in the Nebraska State Capital.
State Senator Machaela Cavanaugh (D) gave a vocally accelerating repetitive chant before the body to show her opposition to banning medical procedures for transgender minors.
During her 3-minute outburst, she repeated the same phrase over and over, getting more agitated and louder as she continued her chant. “We need trans people! We love trans people! Trans people belong here.”
She finally ended her rant by saying that she would continue to fight for trans people and saying that trans people matter and that they are loved.
The monotonous chant was so annoying that people were seen getting up and leaving the chamber.
During the Nebraska legislative debate over the transgender – abortion bill, at least six pro-transgender demonstrators were arrested.
A vote of 33-14 passed the bill she opposed, which included banning hormone therapy, puberty blockers, and gender assignment medical procedures for minors. Nebraska Governor Jim Pillen (R) is expected to sign the bill into law.
The bill also included banning abortions after 12 weeks which has been passed by other states, including Florida. There are exclusions for the health and safety of the mother, rape, and incest.
Cavanaugh called out Republican lawmakers, telling them that they would have to live with their history-making vote. She claimed the bill took away people’s rights.
The Nebraska Freedom Coalition called her extreme behavior a typical commonly used tactic by leftists. They continued that castration, sterilization, and mutilation of minors don’t indicate hate towards transgender individuals.
Seventeen states have passed bills banning or placing restrictions on transgender medical procedures and hormone therapy. Governors of Texas and Missouri have similar bills pending.
North Carolina has also passed a 12-week abortion bill with restrictions. Fourteen states have current laws restricting any abortions at any point in a pregnancy.
Advocates and some medical groups in favor of minors receiving gender-affirming care claim transgender youth will be marginalized and that their health may be threatened.