DAILY CALLER – Republican Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb signed legislation Wednesday banning sex-change operations and hormones for minors.
The bill requires all minors undergoing medical transition to desist by the time the law takes effect July 1, according to ABC 7 Chicago.
“Permanent gender-changing surgeries with lifelong impacts and medically prescribed preparation for such a transition should occur as an adult, not as a minor,” Holcomb said in a statement.
Republicans from the state praised Holcomb’s decision to sign the bill.
“In Indiana, it is now illegal to perform irreversible sex change surgeries on children,” Republican Indiana Rep. Jim Banks tweeted. “Hoosiers who are too young to drive shouldn’t be subjected to these permanent and drastic procedures. Proud of our state for leading the way!”
“It’s a devastating day for our trans community in Indiana …We intend to challenge this law in court.” American Civil Liberties Union
Republican Indiana Sen. Mike Braun called on children to receive “compassion” and mental health treatments rather than taking “dangerous” and “un-tested” drugs and surgeries.
Republican Indiana Sen. Mike Braun posted:
“A child cannot consent to irreversible sex change surgery, and Indiana will no longer allow children to take dangerous drugs with long-term consequences like puberty blockers and hormone therapies in the name of extreme gender theories.”
“These kids are clearly having a hard time, and we need to give them compassion and mental health help rather than dangerous, un-tested, unapproved drugs and irreversible surgeries.”