An Oklahoma state senator plans to revise proposed legislation to bar transgender adults up to 26 years old from accessing gender-affirming health care, lowering the age threshold to 18 amid backlash from LGBTQ and civil rights groups.
“Yeah, so, we are lowering the age,” state Sen. David Bullard (R), the primary sponsor of Oklahoma Senate Bill 129, told the Washington Examiner in an interview this week. “It is now going to actually be in Senate Bill 613. And we are lowering the age to 18.”
The bill was introduced in January as the “Millstone Act” in a reference to a Bible verse about punishing sinners.