House Bill 2649

House Bill 2649

Laraya Duncan, Staff Writer

Missouri lawmakers have come up with a new bill that will affect the lives of many, if not all Missouri citizens. The Kansas City News states how “It would go further than Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” law that passed last year.”  Sponsored by Suzie Pollock, the House Bill 2649. 


Teachers will not be permitted to discuss the following topics:


  • “Gender”, the psychological, behavioral, social, and cultural aspects of being  male or female


  • “Gender transition”, the process in which an individual goes from identifying with and living as a gender that corresponds to his or her biological sex to identifying and living as a gender different from his or her biological sex, and may involve social, legal, or physical changes;


  • Alter or remove physical or anatomical characteristics or features that are typical for the individual’s biological sex; or instill or create physiological or anatomical characteristics that resemble a sex different from the individual’s biological sex.


  • The treatment of any infection, injury, disease, or disorder that has been caused by or exacerbated by the performance of gender transition procedures


  • Medical services that provide puberty-blocking drugs, cross-sex hormones, or other mechanisms to promote the development of feminizing or masculinizing features.


  • Surgical procedures such as penectomy, orchiectomy, vaginoplasty, clitoroplasty, or vulvoplasty for biologically male patients or hysterectomy or ovariectomy for biologically female patients.


  • Surgical procedures for biologically male patients, such as augmentation mammoplasty, facial feminization surgery, liposuction, lipofilling, voice surgery, thyroid  cartilage reduction, gluteal augmentation, hair reconstruction, or various aesthetic procedures. 


  • Surgical procedures for biologically female patients, such as subcutaneous mastectomy, voice surgery, liposuction, lipofilling, pectoral implants, or various aesthetic procedures; 


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