Activists are sounding the alarm in Texas, as the legislature has only one day left to add H.B. 1399 – which would ban chemical castration and radical transgender surgeries for minors – to the calendar. With only hours left to act on the legislation, Republican Texas Rep. Jared Patterson called a woman “crazy” and said he would have called police to “haul out the trash” had he known she apparently visited his office.
Texas Republicans have until Monday to get H.B. 1399, which would ban radical transgender surgeries and chemical castration for minors, on the calendar for a full House vote. Rather than address a constituent’s concerns about why this is not being accomplished, Rep. Jared Patterson instead called her a “crazy person” and suggested he would have police arrest her if she visited his office.
After Tracy Shannon, an activist urging legislators to schedule and vote for the bill that would prevent life altering transgender treatments for minors in Texas, reported that her “activist was told by [Jared Patterson’s] Chief of Staff that [Rep. Dustin Burrows] and [Rep. Tom Craddick] were killing the bill” and “Other source said Burrows is promised a lobbying job,” instead of addressing the concerns from Shannon, Patterson insulted her, writing, “Get your facts straight crazy person,” and claimed the legislature is having its “most conservative session in history.” Read more….