Restrictive Gender Transition Bill Sparks Controversy
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But socially conservative lawmakers aren't prepared to take the Peach State's realignment lying down. (Breitbart)
Georgia State Representative Ginny Ehrhart is taking aim at the medical profession and its role in giving children life-altering, gender-changing treatment by making it a felony to engage in the controversial practice.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (AJC) reported on the legislation, which the Cobb County lawmaker said "aims to protect children from having irreversible procedures done when they are young."
The AJC noted that current state law requires a parent to consent to surgery, or for a minor to be prescribed medication, and said:
While the bill is still being drafted, Ehrhart said Georgia medical providers who perform surgeries or administer or prescribe medications that assist minors with gender transition could be charged with a felony. The legislation would not affect doctors working with adults who seek to undergo gender transition.