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South Carolina Enacts Law Banning Sex Changes for Minors

May 21, 2024

Today, South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster signed House Bill 4624, which prohibits the prescription to minors of puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones, or surgeries for the purpose of attempting to alter their sex.

South Carolina is the 24th state to enact a law restricting these practices in some capacity.

In response, Terry Schilling, president of American Principles Project (APP), released the following statement praising the new law:

“The transgender industry’s days are numbered—that is now clear. More and more research is appearing showing the devastating harm being perpetrated under the name of ‘gender medicine.’ Momentum is picking up worldwide in favor of protecting children from these destructive procedures. And here in the U.S., lawmakers are increasingly recognizing the need for decisive action to end this horrific malpractice.

“Governor McMaster and South Carolina lawmakers have taken an important stand today for their state’s families, and we applaud them for joining the many other states addressing this issue. We further urge legislators in the remaining states without such safeguards, as well as policymakers in Washington, to take immediate steps to ensure children are protected nationwide. Those who do not act now will be forever remembered for their cowardice in the face of this historic medical scandal.”

To schedule an engagement with American Principles Project, contact Paul Dupont at (o) 202-503-2010 or pdupont@americanprinciplesproject.org.


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