The Heat Is On For Missouri Legislature To Pass Transgender Restrictions

(MISSOURINET) – With two weeks left to go, the pressure is on for the Missouri Legislature to pass transgender restrictions. If lawmakers don’t, Governor Mike Parson says he will call a special session. Bills offered this session would ban transgender athletes from playing female sports and charge medical providers for ‘coercing’ anyone under 18-years-old to undergo a gender transition. Senate President Pro Tem Caleb Rowden says his chamber has already passed its versions of those bills and will not even consider the House’s versions. House Speaker Dean Plocher (plocker), a fellow Republican, says he thinks the House will get to the Senate bills.

Any changes would send the bills back to the Senate and put them at risk of not passing this session.