Good job gov Lee! You will prevent lots of suicides and give kids a chance.
Tennessee Gov. Lee signs law BANNING all transgender treatment for children and public drag shows
Tennessee Governor William Lee has signed the banning of transgender treatment for children into law.
The move means there is a total ban on all gender-affirming health care for kids in the state - including puberty blockers and hormone treatments.
Alongside the ban on treatment, Lee also signed off on a new law barring ‘adult-orientated’ entertainment, like drag shows, from public property. The events can only take place in age-restricted venues from April 1.
The new medical legislation, which was fast-tracked by the Republican majority in the state, will take full effect this summer.
This means that any children in Tennessee who are currently on gender-affirming medication will have until March 31, 2024, to come off them.
The law, signed on Thursday, was written to ban medical treatment for the diagnosis of gender dysphoria - rather than prohibiting a particular drug or medication itself.
Gov Lee signed the bill, moving in into legislature, despite harsh criticisms and threats to sue from the likes of the American Civil Liberties Union.
Lee signed off on the legislation without issuing a statement or in a public ceremony.