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Political Rewind: Republicans push anti-transgender legislation; activist had hands up when killed
Andra Gillespie, @AndraGillespie, professor of political science, Emory University
Bernard Fraga, @blfraga, professor of political science, Emory University
Jeff Graham, @JeffGrahamAtl, executive director, Georgia Equality
Patricia Murphy, @MurphyAJC, political reporter and columnist, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
- Senate Bill 140 passed the state Senate on a party-line vote. The bill would target and ban gender-affirming health care for minors.
- Tennessee's controversial "drag ban" and Florida's "Don't Say Gay" bill are indicators of Republicans' strategy as eyes turn to next year's presidential election.
- Critics warn these bans will lead to worse mental health outcomes for children and bans on gender-affirming care for adults.
- One bill would bar private donations from organizations, such as Mark Zuckerberg's Center for Tech and Civic Life.
- These bills build on 2021's SB 202, an omnibus package that overhauled Georgia's electoral processes after the 2020 presidential election.
- Manuel Teran, known also as "Tortuguita," was killed by Georgia State Patrol in what police allege was a shootout at the site of the planned Atlanta police training facility. A State Patrol officer was injured in the incident.
- But Teran's mother alleged Friday that an autopsy done by the DeKalb County medical examiner showed exit wounds in the palms of their hands, suggesting Teran had their hands up at the time of their shooting.
- The family's lawyers scheduled a press conference with more results at 10 a.m. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation maintains its investigation is ongoing.
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