Linn-Mar lawsuit ignores rights of transgender kids

Linn-Mar lawsuit ignores rights of transgender kids

So the battle over Linn-Mar’s efforts to support transgender students is headed to federal court.

Parents Defending Education, a national organization “working to reclaim our schools from activists imposing harmful agendas,” according to its website, filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court on behalf of seven parents living in the district. Linn-Mar has a middle school and high school enrollment of more than 3,300 students.

Republicans want to let unsupportive parents sue doctors who treat their transgender children

The bill follows a Republican blatantly untrue narrative that children are being forced to transition against their will.

Republicans want to let unsupportive parents sue doctors who treat their transgender children

A group of Republican senators has introduced a bill that would deny federal funds to any gender-affirming medical care for transgender individuals. The bill would also allow anyone who received such care (and their parents) to sue the medical professionals who provided it. But the bill is based on a misleading and transphobic view of how gender-affirming care actually works.

The so-called “Protect Minors from Medical Malpractice Act of 2022” would give individuals who were given puberty blockers, hormone replacement therapy, and surgical procedures — and their parents — up to 30 years after the age of 18 to sue the medical professionals who administered the care.

The bill would also make it so that neither federal dollars nor federal laws could compel medical practitioners to offer such care.

Scientists Issue Transgender Teen Suicide Alert After Startling Study

Scientists Issue Transgender Teen Suicide Alert After Startling Study

Transgender and nonbinary teens are at much higher risk of suicidal thoughts and suicide attempts than their cisgender peers, according to researchers in Canada.

The study, carried out by the University of Ottawa, reveals that suicide is the second-leading cause of death of adolescents and young adults aged between 15 and 24 in Canada.

The research also shows that sexual-minority youth are at increased risk of mental health issues, suicidal thoughts and suicide attempts.

“Disturbing” GOP blitz: DeSantis orders trans care ban, Ohio GOP wants genital inspectors in school

“Disturbing” GOP blitz: DeSantis orders trans care ban, Ohio GOP wants genital inspectors in school

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ administration on Thursday moved to ban transition-related care for transgender minors, according to a letter obtained by NBC News.

The Florida Health Department directed the state Board of Medicine, which regulates doctors, to effectively ban certain “pharmaceutical, non-pharmaceutical, and surgical treatments for gender dysphoria” for children and adolescents. The state Agency for Health Care Administrators also issued a 46-page report hours earlier justifying banning Medicaid coverage for transgender youth and adults for puberty blockers, hormone therapies or gender-reassignment surgery.