Over 21 States Blocking Gender Reassignment Care & Surgeries For Minors
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Besides the state of Florida medical board setting up a rule last year prohibiting doctors from prescribing puberty blockers, hormone therapy, or surgeries to minors, according to the Washington Post. In 2023, 21 states are considering a total of 72 bills that would seek to restrict gender-affirming care for trans youth, including puberty blockers, hormone therapy, and surgeries for minors: Texas (currently considering three separate bills that would make providing gender-affirming care to minors a form of child abuse, punishable as a second-degree felony); Missouri (introducing a bill that would criminalize any adult who “coerces” a minor into gender-affirming care, classifying it as felony child abuse or neglect); Iowa, South Dakota, North Dakota, Indiana, Wyoming, West Virginia, and Montana (bills that would restrict gender-affirming care for minors under 18); New Jersey and Kentucky are introducing similar bills; Tennessee passed a bill last year restricting surgery for minors and banning hormone treatments for prepubescent kids and introducing a new bill this year that would expand restrictions on gender-affirming care; Mississippi already passed a bill in the House (currently headed to the state Senate) that would ban gender-affirming care for minors under 18; Hawaii and Oregon introduced bills to prohibit and criminalize gender reassignment surgeries on minors; Nebraska introduced two bills this year to ban gender-affirming care for youth under 19; Kansas and Virginia have bills that would ban gender-affirming care to any one under 21; New Hampshire and South Carolina have similar bills for trans youth and adults under 21; Oklahoma has a similar bill that would extend the age up to 26; In 2022 Arizona passed law restricting surgery for minors while Alabama and Arkansas passed laws banning surgeries and hormone treatments for minors.
Governor Tate Reeves of Mississippi signed Mississippi HB 1125 into law on Tuesday, February 28, 2023, banning gender reassignment surgeries on minors.
On Tuesday, Feb 28, 2023, Gov. Tate Reeves (R-MS) and conservative pundit and activist Matt Walsh defended a new state law barring minors from receiving gender reassignment treatments and surgeries, in the video published on March 4, 2023, by Forbes Breaking News, as “Tate Reeves, Matt Walsh Defend Mississippi Law Banning Gender Reassignment Surgeries On Minors“, below:
Gov. Tate Reeves (R-MS) promotes and signs legislation to ban minors from receiving gender reassignment surgery, in the video published on Feb 28, 2023, by Forbes Breaking News”, as “JUST IN: Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves Signs Ban On Gender Reassignment Surgeries On Minors“, below:
WRTV’s Meredith Hackler breaks down Indiana Senate Bill 480, in the video published on Feb 22, 2023, by WRTV Indianapolis, as “Bill that would ban gender-affirming care for minors moves forward“, below:
On Friday, the Utah State Senate passed Utah SB 16, a bill banning gender affirming treatments and surgeries for young transgender citizens, which was ultimately signed into law by Gov. Spencer Cox (R-UT), in the video published on Jan 29, 2023, by Forbes Breaking News, as “Utah State Senate Passes Bill Banning Gender Affirming Treatments, Surgery For Trans Young People“, below:
Lawmakers are set to discuss one of the most talked about bills this legislative session. Tennessee SB 1 would ban gender affirming care for anyone under 18, in the video published on Jan 31, 2023, by NewsChannel 5, as “Bill banning gender-affirming care in Tennessee heads to House and Senate subcommittees“, below:
Arkansas on Tuesday (April 6, 2021) became the first US state to ban certain types of treatment to transgender youth, overriding a veto by Governor Asa Hutchinson and inviting lawsuits from civil rights groups that have vowed to stop it, in the video published on April 7, 2021, by INQUIRER.net, as “Arkansas becomes first US state to ban treatments for transgender youth“, below:
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