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Leader Russo celebrates the postponement of anti-transgender bill aimed at restricting gender affirming healthcare

November 29, 2022
Democratic Newsroom

COLUMBUS- Ohio House Minority Leader Allison Russo (D-Upper Arlington) today applauds the decision to postpone the House Republicans’ anti-transgender legislation.

“The decision to suspend any further movement this session on HB454 is a momentous victory for transgender children and their families,” said Leader Russo. “I want to thank the brave family members, allies and medical professionals who testified before the committee for sharing their personal stories and evidence-based, scientific positions that clearly made an impact on the future of this bill. HB 454 blatantly ignores medical guidance and interferes with personal healthcare decisions that should be between children, families and their doctors. Ohio cannot be an opportunity state if we do not embrace our diversity and strive towards greater equality for all.”

Gender affirming healthcare saves lives and has a positive impact on transgender youth and their families.