Gender-Treatment for Minors BANNED as Republicans Override Democrat Governor

In a move that has ignited a fierce debate, North Carolina has become the latest state to enact legislation banning gender-affirming medical care for minors. Here’s the full story.

The Bill

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Republican lawmakers successfully overrode Democratic Governor Roy Cooper’s opposition to implementing a bill that restricts medical professionals from providing hormone therapy, puberty-blocking drugs, and surgical procedures related to sex changes for individuals under 18 years old.

They Had the Majority

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Amidst a flurry of legislative activity on gender-related issues, North Carolina’s GOP-dominated House and Senate solidified their position with a resounding majority.

Ban on Gender-Affirming Surgery on Minors

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The bill, which immediately became law upon enactment, prevents medical professionals from performing gender-affirming procedures on minors.

The Exception

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However, the law does include a limited exception – minors who had initiated treatment prior to August 1st can continue receiving care if their physicians and parents agree it is medically necessary.

It Is a Duty

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Republican Senator Joyce Krawiec, the bill’s primary sponsor, asserts that the state has a duty to shield minors from potentially irreversible medical decisions until they are capable of making informed choices.

State’s Only Openly LGBTQ+ Senator

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Conversely, Democratic Senator Lisa Grafstein, the state’s only openly LGBTQ+ senator, condemns the bill as deeply disheartening.

She Expressed Her Concerns

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She labeled it as the “most heartbreaking bill in a truly heartbreaking session,” expressing concern about the emotional toll it may take on transgender youth.

More Restrictions

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North Carolina is far from alone in enacting such legislation, as it joins nearly two dozen states that have introduced similar bans or restrictions on gender-affirming care for minors.

The Stance

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In a simultaneous series of decisions, North Carolina lawmakers also took a stance on gender-related education matters.

Another Bill

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An additional bill, enacted via an override of Governor Cooper’s veto, mandates that teachers inform parents before addressing a student by a name or pronoun different from their assigned sex at birth.

The Prohibition

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Furthermore, it prohibits instruction on gender identity and sexuality in K-4 classrooms.

Lots of Lawsuits

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Several social media users expressed their thoughts on the incident.

One Twitter user wrote, “I probably won’t be alive to see it but I know that there’s going to be hundreds and hundreds of lawsuits from those who are given sex changes at early ages.”

Taxpayers Money

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Another User wrote, “The fact that tax dollars are being spent to fight this s*** makes me sick. It shouldn’t even be a question”

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