If you have been watching the Iowa legislature this year, you would have noticed an overwhelming number of bills that target one of Jones County’s marginalized citizens — the LGBTQ community.

For example, HF 348 AND SF 83 are a “Don’t say gay” style legislation that bans any mention of gender identity or sexual orientation from grades K-6 (K-8 in Senate). And, HF 180 AND SSB 1145 forcibly outs students if faculty or staff learn that a student is transgender.”