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Five Iowa House Republicans voted against Senate File 482 on Thursday. The bill states restrooms, locker rooms and accommodations on overnight trips related to school must be dictated by biological sex.

None of the Republicans who voted against the bill spoke out against it on the floor during debate.

Here are the five Republicans who voted against it:

Rep. Megan Jones

Rep. Megan Jones represents House District 6, which includes Storm Lake, Spencer, Newell, Sioux Rapids, Albert City, Marathon and other communities. Jones also tried to kill a bill protecting kids from sex-change treatments and surgeries with an amendment that would have allowed parents to change the sex of their children under a twisted view of “parental rights” and “parental choice.”



Rep. Chad Ingels

Rep. Chad Ingels represents House District 68, which includes Oelwein, Dunkerton, Jesup, Raymond, Fayette, West Union and other communities. Ingels also said on the floor last week it was “disappointing” Republicans were passing the legislation to protect kids from the radical sex-change treatments and surgeries.



Rep. Brian Lohse

Rep. Brian Lohse represents House District 45, which includes Polk City, Alleman, Elkhart, Bondurant, Runnells, Carlisle and other communities. Lohse also made these comments on the floor of the Iowa House during debate on a bill protecting Iowa kids from sex-change treatments and surgeries.



Rep. Hans Wilz

Rep. Hans Wilz represents House District 25, which includes Ottumwa and some neighboring communities. Wilz was the only Republican freshman to vote against the bill protecting children from sex-change treatments and surgeries, and he is also the only freshman to vote against the bathroom bill.



Rep. Phil Thompson

Rep. Phil Thompson represents House District 48, which includes Boone, Ogden, Pilot Mound, Boxholm, Madrid and other communities.


  1. Every single GOP members that voted with the democrats should be relieved of their committee positions, be dropped from the GOP registry, and listed as liberal democrats on the interim.


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