HELP STOP HOUSE BILL 68 FROM BECOMING LAW: Contact Governor Mike DeWine (614-466-3555, [email protected], or ( ) and tell him to VETO H.B. 68.

Yesterday, the Ohio Legislature passed House Bill 68 to ban gender-affirming care for minors and ban trans women and girls from playing K-12 and college sports in Ohio. The bill now moves to desk of Governor Mike DeWine. Once received, he’ll have 10 days to sign or veto the bill.

Kaleidoscope Youth Center is disgusted by H.B. 68 and we denounce and condemn its passage. Moving this legislation forward demonstrates a complete disregard and concern for the lives, futures, and – perhaps most importantly – the humanity of Ohio’s youth. We ask that Governor DeWine not sign this bill into law.

H.B. 68 is blatant discrimination. This bill unnecessarily targets transgender and nonbinary youth, their families and allied providers and health professionals. H.B. 68 politicizes the lives of young people in Ohio with zero regard for their health and wellbeing. It is an egregious misuse of power and a breach of public trust in caring for the youth of Ohio.

Legislation and policies such as H.B. 68 do nothing to protect any child or young person, and instead, only further marginalizes and promotes harm. This is bullying behavior. Ohio’s young people and their families deserve more.

KYC is committed to standing with and for our young people and continuing to be a safe place where they can be affirmed and loved in community.

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