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South Dakota Bans Transgender Youth Healthcare as Tennessee’s GOP Advances Similar Bill

HeadlineFeb 15, 2023

South Dakota’s Republican Governor Kristi Noem signed into law a bill banning surgical and nonsurgical gender-affirming treatment for young people starting July 1. Medical providers who violate the law could face civil suits or lose their licenses. South Dakota is the sixth state to enact such a law, and Tennessee could be next, as Republican lawmakers advanced a similar bill Monday. The ACLU and others have vowed to challenge it.

The ACLU’s Chase Strangio wrote, “By shifting from 'safety' to 'privacy' — the rhetoric fueling anti-trans bills placed the 'problem' squarely on the body and existence of trans people. It was not something we did but just who we are and how we look that was the problem.”

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