(ConservativeSense.com) – A Democratic state senator from Nebraska, Machaela Cavanaugh, gave an unusual monologue last week which ended in an unhinged meltdown at the podium about so-called “gender-affirming care” medical procedures for minors, the banning of which in Nebraska she claims is an attack on transgender rights.
Cavanaugh spoke out against a new bill banning transgender procedures and limiting the use of puberty blockers as well as hormones for persons under 19 years old. At the end of her unusual speech, she repeatedly shouted a chant: “We need trans people! We Love trans people! Trans people belong here!”
The video quickly went viral, with many Republicans commenting on her behavior as unhinged. Some of the lawmakers present even walked out of the room during the bizarre display.
Cavanaugh attempted to shame her GOP colleagues, saying they “will have to live” with their vote and the “role” they’re playing “in history in the making today,” which she said takes away peoples’ rights.
The bill in question passed by a 33-15 vote, sending it to Republican Gov. Jim Pillen’s desk to be signed into law. The bill will also ban abortions after a period of 12 weeks, with exceptions included for rape cases, incest, or if the mother’s life is in danger from the pregnancy.
Many states have already moved to ban trans procedures from being performed on minors, which Democrats interpret as an attack on the fundamental rights of trans-identifying individuals.
One of the latest states to pass such legislation is Florida, where Gov. Ron DeSantis, who is expected to announce his bid for the White House any day now, signed a bill into law forbidding “gender-affirming care” for minors. The new law also prohibits trans-identifying individuals from using private spaces that match their proclaimed gender identity, as well as restricts allowing drag shows to be performed in front of minors.
No doubt, the issue of transgenderism will be one of the most contentious during the 2024 presidential election.
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