Former VP Mike Pence to visit MN, IA Wednesday

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(ABC 6 News) -Former Vice President Mike Pence will travel to Minneapolis, Minnesota and Cedar Rapids, Iowa-on Wednesday for what he calls defending parents’ rights.

Pence’s team says he will give a speech during oral arguments in “parents defending education v. Linn-mar Community school district” in Iowa.

Pence says the speech is to rally with parents and quote: “challenges a policy that enforces students’ “gender transition.”

Also happening Wednesday, a group of Iowans will gather in protest of Pence’s visit.

They say the former vice president will spread misinformation about transgender students and is targeting LGBTQ youths.

Protesters are also opposing what Iowa republicans are calling parents inclusion in education saying it will unfairly.