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 … Read More

Tennessee’s GOP leadership proposes ban on gender-affirming care as first bill for 2023


Tennessee lawmakers on Wednesday proposed a ban on gender-affirming care in the form of a bill that would allow children to later sue their parents for providing them such treatment and subject doctors to punishment up to a generation after knowingly violating the law. If ultimately approved in the state’s GOP-dominated Legislature, it would be among the nation’s strictest bans. … Read More

Tennessee lawmakers introduce bill to ban gender-affirming care for transgender youth


Tennessee Republicans on Wednesday introduced a measure to prohibit transgender youth under 18 from accessing gender-affirming health care, stating the legislature has a responsibility to “protect the health and welfare of minors.” The bill, titled the Protecting Children from Gender Mutilation Act, was introduced Wednesday by Tennessee Senate Majority Leader Jack Johnson and House Majority Leader William Lamberth, both of … Read More

Tennessee State Senate Majority Leader Jack Johnson Criticizes ‘Judicial Overreach’ Against Ban on Mask Mandates

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Tennessee Senate Majority Leader Jack Johnson (R-Franklin) on Monday criticized a ruling from a Tennessee judge, which halted a new law that prevented mask mandates in schools. Calling the decision “judicial overreach,” Johnson argued that U.S. District Judge Waverly Crenshaw of the Middle District of Tennessee stepped outside his boundaries.

Johnson builds momentum of prosperity in Senate race


By Kerri Bartlett Proud of Tennessee’s fiscal condition with a consecutive surplus, low unemployment rate and cut in taxes, Sen. Jack Johnson, R-Franklin, wants to continue the momentum as he runs for re-election in the 23rd District. Seeking his fourth term, Johnson could also soon take the highest seat in the Senate as Majority Leader if re-elected to serve the … Read More

10th Annual Boots and Jeans, BBQ and Beans Event


Please join State Senator Jack Johnson for his 10th Annual Boots and Jeans, BBQ and Beans event with Special Guest, Congressman Marsha Blackburn, honoring the Williamson County Republican State House Candidates: State Representative Glen Casada, State Representative Charles Sargent and Colonel Sam Whitson (Republican Nominee for the 65th House District). BBQ provided by Martin’s BBQ and music by Charlie Richards … Read More