Political and Legislative

Minnesota Passes Legislation to Protect Reproductive, Gender-Affirming Care

The Minnesota legislature on Friday passed a set of bills to bolster protections for gender-affirming health care and abortion and make conversion therapy practices for LGBTQ minors and vulnerable adults illegal.

The measures now head to Democratic Gov. Tim Walz, who is expected to sign them into law.

Minnesota Democrats have pushed an ambitious slate of progressive legislation this year, taking advantage of their new majority in the legislature after a string of Republican losses in last November’s midterm elections. It’s the first time Democrats have controlled both chambers of the state legislature, as well as the governor’s office, in close to a decade.

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