I was hoping that Tennessee would be first, since the Tennessee legislature has already passed a similar ban in their House and Senate, but the moderate governor Bill Lee hasn’t signed it yet. But in Mississippi, they move a little faster. Social conservative firebrand Matt Walsh was on hand to speak at the signing ceremony. Score one for “not nice” social conservatives like Matt Walsh.
Daily Wire reports:
Gov. Tate Reeves (R-MS) signed a bill Tuesday outlawing sex-change procedures for minors and punishing doctors who push cross-sex drugs and procedures on those under 18.
House Bill 1125, known as the “Regulate Experimental Adolescent Procedures (REAP) Act,” overwhelmingly passed Mississippi’s Republican-led Senate 33-15 last week after passing the state House 78-30 in January. Now, after Reeves’ signature, Mississippi state law bars health care providers from performing gender reassignment surgeries, prescribing and administrating puberty-blocking drugs, and giving cross-sex hormones to trans-identifying children.
“There is a dangerous movement spreading across America today being pushed onto our children through radical activists, social media, and online influencers,” Reeves said at the bill’s signing, adding that radical gender ideology “threatens our children’s innocence and threatens their health.”
Under the new Mississippi law, doctors and healthcare professionals who “knowingly provide gender transition procedures to any person under 18 years of age” will have their medical license revoked by the state. The law also prohibits public funds from being used for gender transitions on minors.
Daily Wire host Matt Walsh, who has been on a crusade in his home state of Tennessee to protect children from the dangers of transgender treatments, joined Reeves in Jackson, Mississippi, for the bill’s signing.
“These kids are put on so-called puberty blockers to chemically castrate them, and before the age of 18, many will undergo surgery,” Walsh said. “They cannot consent to it and they cannot understand the long-term effects of it.”
“They need love and clarity, not hormone supplements and scalpels,” he added. “Our kids cannot protect themselves. We need to do it. That’s our job as adults.”
Other states have similar initiatives:
Other Republican-led states such as Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, South Dakota, and Utah have also restricted or banned sex-change procedures for minors. The bill Alabama passed last year made it a felony to prescribe puberty blockers and hormone treatment to trans-identifying minors, but the law was temporarily blocked by a federal judge.
The Tennessee legislation was passed by an even wider margin in the TN House and Senate than the Mississippi legislation.
The Tennessee State Legislature passed a bill that would ban the use of puberty blockers, hormone therapy, and surgical operations on children in order to “change” their gender. The legislation now awaits Gov. Bill Lee’s signature.
Lawmakers in the State House passed the legislation 77 to 16, with three Democrats voting with the Republicans.
After allowing for a grace period for those who have already begun to attempt a transition, the bill would authorize the attorney general to investigate healthcare providers who violate the ban, who could be fined up to $25,000.
House Majority Leader William Lamberth remarked that “These children do not need these medical procedures to be able to flourish as adults.”
“They need mental health treatment. They need love and support, and many of them need to be able to grow up to become the individuals that they were intended to be,” Lamberth went on to say.
Similar bills have gained traction in various other Republican-led states, including Nebraska, Mississippi, Oklahoma, South Dakota, and South Carolina.
Makes you wonder what’s holding Bill Lee up. That’s a pretty wide margin. The Tennessee legislature has also passed legislation to prevent children from being exposed to highly-sexualized drag shows.
Tennessee lawmakers passed a bill that would prevent drag shows from taking place on public property or in front of children.
The bill classifies “male and female impersonators” as adult cabaret performers, while also banning “adult-oriented performances that are harmful to minors.” The legislation, SB3, now makes its way to Republican Gov. Bill Lee’s office.
State Rep. Chris Todd, R-Madison County, filed the bill, saying “this is a common sense child-safety bill.” The bill, which passed by a vote of 79 to 19, makes it illegal to host an “adult cabaret performance” in a location where children are present. The legislation, which was proposed by Senate Majority Leader Jack Johnson also bans adult cabaret performances on public property.
Lee hasn’t signed that legislation yet, either.
If you live in a state that allows sex-destructive surgery, why are you still there? I wouldn’t pay taxes in a state that harms children. I’d move to a state that protects children.
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Viva Arizona and all states that outlaws this ugly surgery on minors. Back when men were becoming women, SNL did a skit on those who regretted it. Most, in fact, found the grass was no greener as a woman and pretty much worse. Suicides were high but no one wants to remember that. Now, for those being castrated it’s shot up, again. niio