Rep. Kenyatta calls anti-transgender bill ‘pathetic’
HARRISBURG, April 12 – State Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta, D-Phila., today spoke in the PA House of Representatives against legislation (H.B. 972) that would force transgender athletes to compete in sports according to their biological sex.
Kenyatta stated that one in five transgender children have attempted suicide in the last year. He said, “For a party that always brags about being so pro-life, they are awfully eager to support a bill that will likely lead to more death for trans kids,” Kenyatta said.
Kenyatta also said, “Trans kids are not the problem, hateful adults are.”
He ended his remarks in the House by calling H.B. 972 “pathetic.”
The bill comes at a time of much discussion and controversy over bills that would discriminate against LGBTQ people across the country.
Video from Kenyatta’s remarks can be found at this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7VQHu1SFzJM&list=PLjtqNtfs0bgWV5sfi05EqUSILVtdNkaLc&index=3.