Tennessee governor approves law that bans transgender youth from getting gender-confirming hormone treatment

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee.
Tennessee Governor Bill Lee.

  • Tennessee Governor Bill Lee signed a law that bans hormone therapy for transgender youth.
  • The law blocks doctors from providing pre-pubescent minors with gender-confirming treatment.
  • Tennessee has already approved two other anti-trans bills targeting businesses and schools that accommodate them.
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Tennessee governor Bill Lee has signed a third anti-trans bill in less than a week, this time banning transgender youths from receiving hormone therapy.

The new law, signed Wednesday, blocks doctors from providing gender-affirming hormone treatment to pre-pubescent minors, according to the Associated Press.

The law is the latest legislation to be approved that targets transgender people and those who accommodate them in Tennessee.

Earlier this week Lee signed a law that will force businesses to publicly post a “policy” sign showing they allow transgender people to use bathrooms the match their gender identity.

Last week he signed a separate bill that prohibits transgender students and schools staff members from using bathrooms that match their gender identity.

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