Court upholds childhood trans treatment ban in Tennessee

by ian


The 6th Circuit Court of Appeals handed Tennessee Republicans a major win over the weekend.

The court on Saturday reversed an injunction from a lower court that stopped a ban on childhood transgender treatments from going into effect. Transgender hormone treatments and surgeries on minors will be outlawed in Tennessee for the time being.

In his decision, Chief Judge Jeffrey Sutton noted the risks associated with transgender drugs and hormones. He said the state would “suffer irreparable harm from its inability to enforce the will of its legislature.”

Attorney General Jonathan Skrmetti said the ruling is a “big win,” but noted the case is “far from over.” Likewise, Tennessee House Majority Leader William Lamberth, who backed the law, called the decision “very encouraging.”

A full review of the case is set to be decided in late September.