National firestorm on horizon as states consider criminalizing transgender treatments for youths

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02/06/2020

Rep. Fred Deutsch, sponsor of the South Dakota’s HB 1057, said he introduced the bill Jan. 14 to prevent doctors from pushing children to change their bodies. “Every child in South Dakota should be protected from dangerous drugs and procedures,” Deutsch said in an emailed statement. The same Tuesday Deutsch introduced his bill, lawmakers in South Carolina and Florida read their own versions on the floor. Colorado legislators heard a similar one the next day and an Oklahoma lawmaker introduced another the day after. Kentucky and West Virginia followed suit over the next two weeks. Missouri was the first this year to introduce the bill on Jan. 8, but an Illinois lawmaker made a similar proposal last year, before a court case brought attention to transition-related care for children.

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