This week, at a hearing on a measure that would outlaw gender-affirming medical treatment for kids, an Arkansas senator surprised witnesses when he questioned a transgender medical expert about her genitalia.
In her testimony to the state Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday, transgender pharmacist Gwendolyn Herzig defended the treatment of children.
“You said that you’re a trans woman?” Republican state Sen. Matt McKee asked Herzig. “Do you have a penis?”
The audience erupted, with at least one person shouting "Disgraceful" and some audibly gasping.
Herzig, who holds a doctorate of pharmacy, then added: "I'm a health care professional, a doctor. Please treat me as such. Next question, please."
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