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Sen. Ed Emery testifies on his bill SB 98 Feb. 21, 2017.

‘Bathroom bill,’ SB98, brings out crowd in committee

‘Bathroom bill,’ SB98, brings out crowd in committee

Legislation would require transgender students to use restroom of sex on birth certificate JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Last year, a Senate bill purporting to support religious liberty to prevent vendors from providing services for same-sex weddings became arguably the most infamous piece of legislation in the state after a 39-hour filibuster and a contentious House

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GOP legislators support Kinder’s letter to Obama

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Over 100 Missouri legislators signed on supporting Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder’s denunciation of President Barack Obama’s May 13 “Dear Colleague” letter directing schools to allow transgender students to use the bathroom of their preferred gender. Twenty Republican senators and 88 representatives signed on to the effort for Obama to rescind the

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Debate over transgender bathroom policy heats up in Missouri

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – When the U.S. Departments of Education and Justice under President Barack Obama released a statement that directed public schools to allow transgender students to use the bathroom of their preferred gender, Republicans around the country and within the state quickly denounced the decision. In the last few days, more Missouri politicians,

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Kinder denounces Obama administration’s decree on transgender bathroom use

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Lt. Governor Peter Kinder had harsh words for a new decree from the U. S. Department of Education and the Obama administration that directs public schools to allow transgender students to use the bathroom consistent with their gender identity. The directive notes that schools who do not comply with the requirement

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Kinder speaks out on North Carolina’s ‘bathroom bill’

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder waded into North Carolina’s battle with the federal government over the state’s “bathroom bill” Tuesday morning, releasing a statement standing with Gov. Pat McCrory, comparing his state’s situation to what happened when the federal government intervened in Ferguson. McCrory and North Carolina filed a lawsuit against the

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