CNN Hypes Doctor Leaving Louisiana Over Pronoun, ‘Don’t Say Gay’ Bills

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Friday afternoon’s edition of CNN News Central took the left-wing culture warring to Louisiana where they profile pediatric cardiologist Jake Kleinmahon who is leaving the state “after a set of bills” were passed regarding child pronouns, “gender-affirming medical care,” and Louisiana’s version of “the Don’t Say Gay bill.”

As part of a pre-recorded segment, medical correspondent Meg Tirrell reported, “Jake and his family are leaving the state after a set of bills passed the legislature this summer that they say make them feel unwelcome.”

Kleinmahon then provided his reasons with a clip of GOP State Rep. Dodie Horton being inserted into the middle:

KLEINMAHON: The part that really solidified it for us was when we were watching the Senate Education Committee hear the — about the Don’t Say Gay bill.

HORTON: H.B.466 prohibits teacher-led discussions on sexual orientation or gender identity in grades K-12.

KLEINMAHON: To think that our kids went to public school and they were made fun of because they had two dads, a teacher would not have been able to step in and make a learning experience about different types of families.

Tirrell then noted that all of Kleinmahon’s concerns are, as of now, completely hypothetical, “H.B.466 and another bill, which sought to require permission from parents for school employees to use certain names or pronouns for students, were vetoed by Louisiana’s governor in June.”

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However, “a third bill banning gender-affirming medical care for most minors overcame the governor’s veto and is expected to take effect in January.”

That would be gender-altering, but Kleinmahon still proclaimed, “I’m really sad to leave. But I feel like I don’t really have a choice. But the way that the political landscape in Louisiana is going, it’s pretty clear that these laws are going to pass eventually.”

After Tirrell reported that “the Kleinmahons will move to Long Island, New York,” Kleinmahon himself declared that “We teach our children about kindness, about celebrating differences. And we hope that they recognize this as us doing something so that they can live in an area where they can be free, they can be kind, they can celebrate our differences, our different type of family.”

Only CNN could think “kindness” is the same thing as school lessons for children on sexual orientation or left-wing notions of gender identity.

This segment was sponsored by ClearChoice.

Here is a transcript for the September 1 show:

CNN News Central

9/1/2023

2:46 PM ET

MEG TIRRELL: But now Jake and his family are leaving the state after a set of bills passed the legislature this summer that they say make them feel unwelcome.

JAKE KLEINMAHON: The part that really solidified it for us was when we were watching the Senate Education Committee hear the — about the Don’t Say Gay bill.

DODIE HORTON: H.B.466 prohibits teacher-led discussions on sexual orientation or gender identity in grades K-12.

KLEINMAHON: To think that our kids went to public school and they were made fun of because they had two dads, a teacher would not have been able to step in and make a learning experience about different types of families.

TIRRELL: H.B.466 and another bill, which sought to require permission from parents for school employees to use certain names or pronouns for students, were vetoed by Louisiana’s governor in June.

And a third bill banning gender-affirming medical care for most minors overcame the governor’s veto and is expected to take effect in January.

KLEINMAHON: I’m really sad to leave. But I feel like I don’t really have a choice. But the way that the political landscape in Louisiana is going, it’s pretty clear that these laws are going to pass eventually.

TIRRELL: Jake’s departure doesn’t just mean there’s one fewer specialist like him here in New Orleans. He says it leaves just two heart transplant cardiologists for kids for the whole state of Louisiana.

KLEINMAHON: There is going to be a hole that’s left when I leave.

TIRRELL How much is that weighing on you?

KLEINMAHON: By far, the hardest part of this decision was thinking about my patients.

TIRRELL: The Kleinmahons will move to Long Island, New York, where Jake will start a heart transplant program, and the whole family will start a new life.

KLEINMAHON: We teach our children about kindness, about celebrating differences. And we hope that they recognize this as us doing something so that they can live in an area where they can be free, they can be kind, they can celebrate our differences, our different type of family.

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