Proposal aims to make Pittsburgh a ‘sanctuary city’ for gender-affirming care (Triblive)

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    Proposal aims to make Pittsburgh a ‘sanctuary city’ for gender-affirming care – By Julia Felton (Triblive) / Aug 28, 2023

    Legislation set to be introduced to Pittsburgh City Council on Tuesday aims to make Pittsburgh a “sanctuary city” for gender-affirming health care.

    The measure, sponsored by Councilwoman Barb Warwick, D-Greenfield, would shield gender-affirming care providers, recipients and legal guardians from out-of-state investigations or prosecution.

    The legislation mirrors a measure approved by City Council last summer that similarly protects Pittsburgh abortion providers from out-of-state prosecution.

    This comes as 20 states have introduced legislation criminalizing gender-affirming care, Warwick said. The measure aims to ensure Pittsburghers and people who travel to the city to receive such care are safe from out-of-state prosecution, while also shielding the providers of such care from out-of-state prosecution.

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