Gender and Sexualities Alliances students visit the Capitol Friday

Published: Feb. 7, 2023 at 11:55 PM CST
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - Students from the Gender and Sexualities Alliances came together from across the state to learn about the legal process, law-making and their rights.

”It should be a conversation between the children and their parent and when it comes down to it, no matter what the parents decide. I dont think that the wyoming legislature has a place within those families and those conversations,” said Jordan Kennedy, GSA Student.

With the topic of gender transition rights and legal age of choice in the legislature this session, Gender and Sexualities Alliances students statewide wanted to talk to their lawmakers to ensure their voices were heard.

”Just remember who you are representing like its easier to try and pass bills when you dot see our faces, but we are still here, what you are doing affects us. And just help us out not just help yourself, “ said Erica Prather, GSA Student.

These students started their day touring the Supreme Court to learn about the legal process and ended their day at the Capitol to talk to lawmakers.

Two bills they focused on were the ‘Child abuse-change of sex’ and ‘Chloe’s law-children gender change prohibition,’ bills.

The Senator that sponsored one of the bills says restrictive measures for minors are in the law for a reason.

”We don’t allow them to have guns, we don’t allow them to drink, we don’t allow them to do a lot of things. Why Would we allow them to have a serious surgery where they are going to be scarred for life,” said Sen. Anthony Bouchard, S.D. 6.