Last month, the West Virginia House of Representatives voted 84 to 10 in favor of HB2007, which bans transsexual drugs and procedures for minors. This includes all hormonal drugs and surgical procedures.
The media reports that it is unclear if the Governor will sign it. However, both chambers passed the bill with a veto-proof majority. West Virginia will be the eighth state to ban these practices by an act of the state legislature.
We previously reported that Tennessee’s SB0001, which also bans transsexual drugs and procedures for minors, passed the state Senate 26 to 6 on February 13th. On February 23rd, the House passed it 77 to 16. It was signed into law by the Governor on March 2nd.
The Florida state medical board also banned transsexual procedures and drugs for minors. However, this may not survive a court battle. A bill to codify this into law has been introduced in the state legislature.
A possible interstate showdown is looming. Radical members of the Washington state senate, some of whom are committee chairs, want to legalize the harboring of out-of-state runaway minors. The stated purpose of this is to give these minors permanently disfiguring transsexual medical procedures. Their bill, SB5599, equates a lack of transsexual “care” to a child being beaten or starved by their parent.