Gov. Rauner, Legislators Meet with Transgender Advocates

 
Gov. Rauner meets with transgender student Finn DeLima

Gov. Rauner meets with transgender student Finn DeLima

Advocates from Equality Illinois and the AIDS Foundation of Chicago–including a transgender university student and the mother of a transgender child–met with Gov. Bruce Rauner and legislators in Springfield to advance a pro-LGBT equality agenda during the spring session of the General Assembly.

In a meeting in the Governor’s Office arranged by Equality Illinois, the advocates urged the governor to support a bill to modernize birth certificate changes for transgender Illinoisans (HB 6073), to oppose a second measure that would stigmatize and discriminate against transgender students (HB 4474), and to adopt a responsible budget that protects vital services for Illinoisans.

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