(BrightPress.org) – Kentucky is the latest state to pass a bill in its legislature prohibiting the medical gender transitions of minors. House Bill 470 will allow authorities to investigate any medical provider offering said services to anyone under the age of 18. Organizations found in violation would risk their licensure in the state and any public funding they may have been previously entitled to under the current law.
The bill would also make service providers legally liable “for all damages and costs” incurred as a result of their services, giving detransitioners additional recourse to pursue the surgeons and other medical professionals who facilitated their transitions if they should wish to do so.
Meanwhile, neighboring Tennessee has passed a suite of new laws to outlaw this practice, as well as drag shows and other adult performances in the presence of children. The tide against radical gender ideology seems to be turning as many adults are waking up to the bizarre leftist practice of exposing children to these performances.
Detransitioners are a class of individuals who were encouraged by professionals to cosmetically alter oneself to appear less like their biological gender. These individuals experienced regret after they found the treatment did not improve their mental state, or even made it worse as a result of this treatment.
Luka Hein is one such individual who testified to the irreversible damage she suffered as a result of these ‘treatments.’ She explained that she was affirmed down the medicalized pathway and due to her age and inexperience could not properly understand nor consent to the procedures and treatments she was to undergo.
Republican sponsor Rep. Jennifer Decker added that the intent was to protect children from permanent harm, and that these kids are being offered treatments which may compound their problems if administered at such a young age.
Opponents of the bill including the Human Rights Council representative Cathryn Oakley parroted the party line, calling these treatments “best practice,” and that blocking them was “dangerous, spiteful,” and abusive. One wonders how a treatment currently unapproved by the FDA could be considered best practice – but then again, that seems to be a curiously frequent phenomenon in recent years.
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