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Gay legislator breaks down... apologizes to trans people for disgusting GOP


Gay legislator breaks down in tears as he apologizes to trans people for disgusting GOP colleagues

Story by LGBTQNation

Nebraska state Sen. John Fredrickson (D) is going viral for breaking down in tears as he apologized to transgender people for Republican state senators’ vicious attacks and disgusting comments about trans people.

State Sen. Machaela Cavanaugh (D) is determined to stop a bill banning gender-affirming care for trans youth. When the bill advanced out of committee, she vowed to filibuster every bill proposed in the unicameral legislature this year until the anti-trans bill was off the table.

“If this Legislature collectively decides that legislating hate against children is our priority, then I am going to make it painful — painful for everyone,” she said when it all began. “If you want to inflict pain upon our children, I am going to inflict pain upon this body, and I have nothing but time, and I am going to use all of it.”

“I will burn the session to the ground over this bill.”

Halfway through the legislative session, Cavanaugh’s actions have resulted in zero bills passing. It would take 33 votes to end Cavanaugh’s filibuster, and there are 32 Republicans in the Nebraska legislature.

As Cavanaugh’s filibuster continued, Fredrickson took to the podium...

“I wish I could say or do something to change this,” he said. “To my LGBTQ family, I spoke to you at the beginning of the week, and I’ll speak to you again. Regardless of what happens today, heads up. Chins up. We’re survivors. Me standing in this room is proof of that.”


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