Utah Legislature Bans Transgender Surgeries for Children

Utah’s Senate passed a bill banning transgender surgeries and drugs for minors. It is likely that the bill will override a potential veto by Republican Governor Spencer Cox as it passed above the margin in both the House and Senate. The bill does not prevent current minors taking cross-sex hormones to stop taking the drugs, but prevents doctors from prescribing the drugs to new patients as the Utah Department of Health and Human Services undergoes a “systematic review.”

From Breitbart:

Bill sponsor state Sen. Mike Kennedy (R) said he anticipates litigation on the issue if it is enacted, and some lawyers believe it could be found unconstitutional.