In this episode of Intersections, Rev. Chris Moore and guests Aiden Waidner-Smith and Attorney Josh Payton discuss the recent advancement of a bill in the Oklahoma Senate that would prohibit gender-affirming care and gender reassignment surgery to transgender minors. They discuss how the bill seems to fly against “parental rights” arguments made on other issues and how it ignores the best practices of virtually every major medical organization in the nation, all of which endorse gender affirming care as life saving. They discuss the complexity of the many issues at play here and how deep care ought to be the first driver for all of that discussion, instead of political rhetoric and uninformed, and often anecdotal, assertions.
Resources on Legislation
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Transgender Resources in Tulsa:
Trans Lifeline: (877) 565-8860
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: (800) 273-8255
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