Hearing On Governor’s Bill Defining Man And Woman

Des Moines, Iowa — The Iowa House Education Committee has held a public hearing on the governor’s bill that defines man and woman in Iowa law and would allow public facilities to separate men and women based on their gender at birth.

Courtney Collier of Waukee told lawmakers the bill is based on common sense.

Alexandra Gray of Des Moines told lawmakers the bill is like something from a dystopian novel.

Jordyn Landau of Turning Point USA said she was speaking for girls and women too scared to testify.

Matthew McIver moved to Des Moines in 2008, but said he wouldn’t advise others to do so now because of the political environment.

There were periodic pauses in the hearing as a large group protested outside the committee room, preventing some of those inside from hearing the testimony. The group chanted, “We will never go back,” for several minutes after testimony concluded.


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