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Lawmakers in the US Unleash Barrage of Anti-Transgender Bills

Expand LGBT Rainbow Flag  © 2008 Ludovic Berton (Wikimedia Commons) Protecting children’s health is critical, and that means allowing doctors and their patients to decide what care is needed to keep a child physically and mentally healthy. Yet on Wednesday, lawmakers in the US state of South Dakota will consider a bill that would make it a felony for healthcare providers to give gender-affirming care to minors. If passed, medical professionals who provide transgender children with puberty blockers, hormones, or other transition-related care would face up to 10 years in prison. In a cruel twist,…

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