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File #: 230385    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 5/3/2023 In control: Council
On agenda: 5/11/2023 Final action: 5/11/2023
Title: Sponsor: Councilmember Andrea Bough, Mayor Quinton Lucas and Councilmember Eric Bunch RESOLUTION - Declaring the City of Kansas City a Safe Haven for Gender-Affirming Healthcare through adoption of a Gender-Affirming Healthcare Policy.
Sponsors: Andrea Bough, Quinton Lucas, Eric Bunch
Attachments: 1. Docket Memo 230385, 2. 230385 No Fact Sheet, 3. KCMO Gender Affirming Care Presentation 5.10.2023, 4. Authenticated Resolution 230385, 5. Resolution 230385 public testimony-Petition Signatrures, 6. Public Testimony 230385 - Abbie Rives 5.10.2023, 7. Public Testimony 230385 - Alankar Patel 5.10.2023, 8. Public Testimony 230385 - Gina Vidal 5.10.2023, 9. Public Testimony 230385 - Michael Reed 5.10.2023, 10. Public Testimony 230385-Alankar Patel, 11. Public Testimony 230385-Amanda Smith, 12. Public Testimony 230385-Andrea Lauren, 13. Public Testimony 230385-Andy Cefalu, 14. Public Testimony 230385-Angela Castle, 15. Public Testimony 230385-Anna Larson 2, 16. Public Testimony 230385-August Forck (2), 17. Public Testimony 230385-BJ Platz, 18. Public Testimony 230385-Brian Turner, 19. Public Testimony 230385-Carolyn Walker, 20. Public Testimony 230385-Cassie Brown, 21. Public Testimony 230385-Charles DeFarkas, 22. Public Testimony 230385-Cindy Stuntz, 23. Public Testimony 230385-Dale Jarka, 24. Public Testimony 230385-Daniel Harig, 25. Public Testimony 230385-Dave Thomas, 26. Public Testimony 230385-David McDaniel 5.10.2023, 27. Public Testimony 230385–Deidre Patton 5.10.2023, 28. Public Testimony 230385-Diana Tamer, 29. Public Testimony 230385-Dr. Molly Uhlenhake, 30. Public Testimony 230385-Drea DiCarlo, 31. Public Testimony 230385–Elizabeth Droesch, 32. Public Testimony 230385–Gene Braden, 33. Public Testimony 230385-Gina Vidal, 34. Public Testimony 230385-Jacquie Kitchen, 35. Public Testimony 230385-Johnda Boyce, 36. Public Testimony 230385-Jordan Rowe, 37. Public Testimony 230385-Julie Peck, 38. Public Testimony 230385-Mark Sawkin, 39. Public Testimony 230385-Megan Reid, 40. Public Testimony 230385-Michael Merurio 5.10.2023, 41. Public Testimony 230385-Michael Reed, 42. Public Testimony 230385-Pam Thorp, 43. Public Testimony 230385-Phil Jurasinski, 44. Public Testimony 230385-Quinn Jackson, 45. Public Testimony 230385-Rick Reddekopp, 46. Public Testimony 230385-Sara Gardner, 47. Public Testimony 230385-Shawn Tolivar, 48. Public Testimony 230385-Sierra Miller, 49. Public Testimony 230385-Timothy Boykin, 50. Public Testimony Cards 230385
RESOLUTION NO. 230385

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Sponsor: Councilmember Andrea Bough, Mayor Quinton Lucas and Councilmember Eric Bunch

RESOLUTION - Declaring the City of Kansas City a Safe Haven for Gender-Affirming Healthcare through adoption of a Gender-Affirming Healthcare Policy.

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WHEREAS, as of the date of this legislation, Missouri law does not restrict access to gender-affirming healthcare or ban insurance exclusions for gender-affirming healthcare; and

WHEREAS, in 2023, members of the Missouri state legislature have introduced a record number of bills criminalizing access to gender affirming healthcare across Missouri; and

WHEREAS, some of the states bordering Missouri have proposed bills restricting or criminalizing access to gender-affirming healthcare and passed other legislation limiting the rights of transgender youth, and local clinics and advocates have heard from families living all over the continental United States who are considering moving away to access gender-affirming healthcare for their children; and

WHEREAS, other states may adopt or expand laws that impose criminal punishment, civil liability, administrative penalties, or professional sanctions on health care professionals who provide gender-affirming healthcare and on persons who seek, receive, or assist another in receiving gender-affirming healthcare in the City of Kansas City; and

WHEREAS, gender-affirming healthcare has been proven to be evidence-based, medically necessary, and lifesaving by the American Medical Association, the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, the American Academy of Pediatricians, the Endocrine Society, the American Psychiatric Association, and the World Professional Association for Transgender Health, amongst other institutions; and

WHEREAS, studies have shown that gender transition, including access to gender-affirming healthcare, improves the overall wellbeing of transgender people and that access to gender...

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