Tennessee lawmakers react to bill proposing ‘nation’s strongest legislation’ on youth transgender care


 New legislation came down the pike Wednesday on children’s transgender care in Tennessee. “We will make the performance of any type of irreversible surgery or medical procedure on a minor a prohibited medical practice, if it’s based on gender identity,” Senate Majority Leader Jack Johnson (R-Franklin) said. Johnson, alongside House Majority Leader William Lamberth (R-Portland), filed House Bill 0001 and Senate Bill 0001, labeling it as ‘the nation’s strongest legislation’ on children’s transgender care. It focuses mainly on punishing doctors who administer transgender care to minors rather than the minors themselves. “There are no criminal aspects of this or civil penalty aspects of this applied to the child upon whom these procedures are performed,” Johnson said.


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