Indiana Senate joins states trying to limit transgender care
The bill passed the Senate 36-12, sending it to the House despite last week’s contentious committee hearing that primarily featured testimony from vocal opponents. Witnesses said the types of care the bill would ban, such as hormone therapy and puberty blockers, is vital and often life-saving for trans kids.
With respect to hormone therapy, Republicans who favor the bill have cited concerns that the treatments are irreversible, an idea medical providers have challenged.
"Given the pressures put on parents, the irreversible nature of these procedures and the unknown long-term effects, there’s no such thing as true informed consent.”
Earlier Tuesday, Republican Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves signed a bill to ban gender-affirming care in the state. Utah’s Republican governor also signed a ban on such care in January, while judges have temporarily blocked similar laws in Arkansas and Alabama.
Indiana state lawmakers also pushed ahead a separate bill on Tuesday that would remove a legal defense for public school libraries when educators are accused of distributing texts harmful to students. Critics have said it could lead to banning books that explore racism or LGBTQ issues.
Note the vote count: 36- effin 12!
If you read the very informative article...with little preaching for either side...you see that pb's take is bang on.
These bills are not anti-Trans. What they are is anti Big Brother.
As has been said, if you want children to be groomed (by the dictionary definition of the term), to be transers, that's great.
This is America. Go for it. But, these days, you're going to have to fight for it.
No more foisting by Big Brother's hand.
There's a reason why the First Article of the Constitution is the Legislature.
"Of the people, by the people and for the people."