International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation is Tuesday, and Monday, state Democrats held a press conference announcing their bill to outlaw the practice.

CBS 13 spoke with legislators from both parties who are putting forth legislation to officially criminalize female genital mutilation.

The practice, also known as "FGM" is the ritual cutting or removal of some or all of the external female genitalia.

At a news conference Monday afternoon, Democratic lawmakers stood with survivors of FGM and their communities.

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