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South Carolina lawmaker proposes statewide ban on gender reassignment surgery for minors

South Carolina lawmaker proposes statewide ban on gender reassignment surgery for minors

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A South Carolina State Representative has filed legislation that, if it were to pass, would ban gender reassignment surgery and/or treatment for minors. State Rep. Stewart Jones was inspired to take this action by the James Younger case in Texas, where the 7-year-old Texas boy’s mother was gonna force him to undergo gender reassignment without the consent of the father, who said the boy doesn’t even believe himself to be a girl. Last month, we reported that Ginny Ehrhart, a Republican state representative in Georgia, wants to make it a felony to perform gender transition surgeries on minors. Since then, others with common sense in different states are following suit. State Rep. Jones told the Post and Courier gender reassignment surgery has “almost been weaponized, and this is to protect children.” Jones’ legislation does not seek to ban gender reassignment surgery for legal adults over the age of 18. “For a child, it’s a whole different matter,” Jones says. “Somebody under 18,…
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