A Utah state senator who supported legislation to outlaw transgender surgery on children said that his home had reportedly been targeted on on Friday, apparently by radical transgender activists.
Mike Kennedy, a state senator, said that his home had just been damaged.
The words “FASH” and “These trannies bash back” were spray painted in red on Kennedy’s house.
“To those who seek to use violence, vandalism, and intimidation to deter me from standing up for what is right, let me be clear: you will not succeed. I will not be deterred by your cowardly actions.” Kennedy wrote in a facebook post.
“The recent vandalism to my family’s home was not just an attack on me, but on the very principles our state stands for. We will not let fear and violence control our destiny.” he continued.
Sen. Edward Kennedy’s Senate Bill 16, which prohibits minors from having transgender surgery and puts a moratorium on children’s use of cross-sex hormones and puberty blockers, was signed into law by Republican Utah Governor Spencer Cox in January.
More than a hundred comments were left on Kennedy’s Facebook post about the damage, the majority of which praised the state senator’s efforts to counter extreme transgender policies that negatively affect children.