Kentucky Passes Law Banning Sex Changes for Minors, Protecting Parental Rights in Schools
Today, the Kentucky legislature overrode the veto of Governor Andy Beshear to pass SB 150, banning the prescription of puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones and surgeries to minors for the purposes of sex transition. Kentucky is the 13th state to take action to restrict these procedures in some capacity.
The bill also strengthens protections for parental rights in education and prohibits instruction on matters relating to sex or “gender identity” before sixth grade.
In response, Terry Schilling, president of American Principles Project (APP), released the following statement hailing the vote:
“In recent years, gender ideology has spread unchecked through our healthcare and educational institutions, doing untold damage. Children have been particularly victimized, as they have been indoctrinated with the spurious idea that they can be ‘born in the wrong body’ and encouraged to respond to any discomfort with their identity by pursuing life-altering, dangerous drugs and medical procedures. Most alarmingly, much of this is commonly hidden from parents, even as their children are fed the propagandistic lie that any attempt to withhold these interventions is tantamount to ‘genocide.’
“As we’ve seen this week, this ideological assault on our society has the potential to produce deadly consequences. Lawmakers are not only right to respond; they have an obligation to do so. We are grateful to Kentucky legislators for standing firm and passing this strong law to protect their state’s children and families, despite Gov. Beshear’s disgraceful decision to veto it. And we look forward to even more states taking similar actions in the coming days.”
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