The family of a nine-year-old Trans boy has taken a stand against North Carolina’s recent ban on gender-affirming care. Here’s the full story.
The family contends that the ban not only violates constitutional rights but also endangers the well-being of transgender adolescents across the state.
The lawsuit argues that by allowing certain hormone therapies for cisgender patients while denying them to Trans individuals, the ban infringes upon the Equal Protection Clause.
Violates the Due Process Clause
Moreover, the suit contends that the ban violates the Due Process Clause by depriving parents of their authority to make medical decisions for their children based on expert healthcare advice.
He’s Afraid and Stressed
At the heart of this legal battle is a nine-year-old Trans boy, who is scared of undergoing puberty without access to gender-affirming care.
For the nine-year-old, the idea of experiencing this pivotal phase of life in the wrong body has caused trauma.
Alongside the young boy and his parents, the lawsuit boasts the support of Dr. Riley Smith, a healthcare provider who offered gender-affirming care prior to the ban’s implementation.
Prominent Advocates Joined In
Additionally, prominent LGBTQ+ advocacy groups PFLAG and GLMA have joined the legal battle, sharing their expertise and resources in the fight for transgender rights in North Carolina.
The controversial ban on gender-affirming care was enacted on August 16, following the override of Democratic Governor Roy Cooper’s veto by the Republican-majority House and Senate.
Governor Cooper opposed not only this bill but also two other anti-trans measures, decrying them as part of a broader political agenda that jeopardizes the well-being of vulnerable children.
Gender Care for Children
He said, “North Carolina should continue to let parents and medical professionals make decisions about the best way to offer gender care for their children.”
“When I was 9, I was playing with LEGOs”
Several social media users expressed their thoughts on the incident.
One Twitter user wrote, “Can we please get a divorce from the TQ+ community? What 9-year-old needs gender-affirming care? When I was 9, I was playing with LEGOs.”
Another user added, “North Carolina has the right idea, keep them away from anybody altering perk damage, especially for those mind-controlled children!”
Ban Is Contrary to Federal Law
A third user commented, “He will win because the state ban is contrary to Federal Law.
So the State he is in will lose even more money for discrimination than they already have.”
Protect Our Children
A fourth user wrote, “Remember 10 years ago, the most important cause was to STOP female genital mutilation. It was evil.
Now those SAME people want to chemically castrate our children with hormones, and remove breasts and penises. We must protect our children from these butchers.”
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