First in a series on where things stand after the Iowa legislature’s first “funnel” deadline.
State lawmakers set a depressing record this year for attempting to undermine the rights of LGBTQ Iowans.
Although all fifteen of those bills failed to meet a key legislative deadline last week, three had previously made it through Iowa Senate subcommittees. And none were condemned by Governor Kim Reynolds or GOP leaders in the House or Senate.
Until powerful Republicans disavow efforts to target the LGBTQ community, queer Iowans and particularly trans Iowans face the prospect of more attacks in the GOP-controlled legislature.Continue Reading...