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Kansas Democrat Calls Avalanche Of Anti-Trans Legislation 'Attack On The LGBTQ Community'

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Stephanie Byers speaks at an ACLU rally outside of the Supreme Court in October 2019, prior to her being elected as the first transgender state representative in Kansas.

2021 is seeing a record amount of anti-transgender legislation introduced by state lawmakers across the country.

Kansas State Representative Stephanie Byers reasons that it is a confluence of factors including rallying behind partisan platforms and fear-mongering.

Gov. Laura Kelly vetoed a bill in Kansas which would ban transgender athletes from competing in women's sports, while in Missouri a similar bill is alive in the House of Representatives.

Steve Kraske is the host of KCUR's Up To Date. Follow him on Twitter @stevekraske.
Chris Young is an Assistant Producer for KCUR’s Up To Date. Contact him at chrisy@kcur.org.