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New conditions for education concerning gender, sexuality, and books

The Gold dome of Iowa's Capitol as the sun is behind.
John Pemble / IPR
The gold dome of Iowa's Capitol as the sun is behind.

A bill advances stating a student must use the public school bathroom that conforms to their gender assigned at birth. Subcommittees also listen to testimony about a proposal prohibiting a healthcare professional from performing or referring a patient that is a minor for gender-affirming surgeries or drugs. And there is a bill from the governor that would make certain subjects illegal to discuss in K - 6 grade public schools and require parental consent for all students to view some books in school libraries.

John Pemble is a reporter for IPR