In at least 12 states right now,efforts are afoot that include actually criminalizing health care for transgender youth (as in, send doctors to prison for following medical treatment protocols to help trans youth) as well as banning all transgender young people from participating in age-appropriate athletic programs.
These bills are just another opportunity to repeat (and, they hope, enact into law) myths about trans women and girls.
Last year, Idaho, in fact, passed a wholesale ban on transgender women and girls participating in women’s sports.
Meanwhile, Alabama, Missouri, Texas, Mississippi, Montana, Indiana, New Hampshire and Utah — so far — have also introduced bills that would criminalize or otherwise ban gender-affirming care for transgender youth.
Given this, these anti-science bills cannot be understood as motivated by concerns about children or their ability to consent to medical treatment.
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