Montana GOP legislator wants her trans daughter to die

Montana state Rep. Kerri Seekins-Crow (R-Billings; photo below, profile here) sponsored legislation “to ban gender-affirming medical care for transgender minors,” which is a thing with Republicans these days.

Asked about her own daughter, Seekins-Crow replied,

“One of the big issues that we have heard today … is that without [gender] surgery the risk of suicide goes way up. Well, I am one of those parents who lived with a daughter who was suicidal for three years. Someone once asked me, ‘Wouldn’t I just do anything to help save her?’ And I really had to think and the answer was, ‘No.'”

Seekins-Crow apparently doesn’t think much of her trans daughter. (Note: She won’t admit her daughter is trans.) She accused her of “emotional manipulation” and announced she had to “make those decisions for her.” She added, “I was not going to let her tear apart my family and I was not going to let her tear apart me.” She also shared that instead of trying to understand her daughter, she “spent hours on the floor in prayer.”

Being her kid’s gotta be tough, as it would be for any child of a rightwing homophobic bigot who wants you dead if they can’t run your life for you. I don’t know if I would kill myself if I found myself in that position, though.

I think I’d just run away, disappear, and never talk to my mother again. I’d pray for her, though. But I’d pray for her constituents even more.

Photo: As far as I know, Seekins-Crow was never in the Navy, but her husband was a Marine

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