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Transgender issues and the legislative session on Wednesday's Access Utah

Salt Lake City, Utah, Utah Capitol, in winter
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Utah Governor Spencer Cox has signed Senate Bill 16, Transgender Medical Treatment and Procedures, into law. The bill, sponsored by Sen. Mike Kennedy, R-Alpine, prevents doctors from providing gender-affirming care to transgender youth. During debate on the measure, crowds rallied for transgender health care at the Utah Capitol. We’ll talk about SB16 and surrounding issues with Dr. Michelle Cretella, a pediatrician on the advisory board for Advocates Protecting Children, and past Executive Director of the American College of Pediatricians; Senate Minority Leader, Sen. Luz Escamilla, D-Salt Lake City; and Marina Lowe, Policy Director with Equality Utah.

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Tom Williams worked as a part-time UPR announcer for a few years and joined Utah Public Radio full-time in 1996. He is a proud graduate of Uintah High School in Vernal and Utah State University (B. A. in Liberal Arts and Master of Business Administration.) He grew up in a family that regularly discussed everything from opera to religion to politics. He is interested in just about everything and loves to engage people in conversation, so you could say he has found the perfect job as host “Access Utah.” He and his wife Becky, live in Logan.