“Protecting Children from Gender Mutilation Act” Scheduled for House Vote in Tennessee

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The Tennessee Conservative [By Adelia Kirchner] –

Hot topic legislation to ban gender transition procedures for minors within the state of Tennessee has officially made its way out of committee and will appear on the House floor this Thursday.

Just last week legislators passed Senate Bill 0001 (SB0001), sponsored by Sen. Jack Johnson (R-Franklin-District 27), in efforts to protect the state’s youth from these permanent and life-altering procedures that they may someday regret. 

Read more on the passage of Senate Bill 0001 here

This legislation aims to protect minors from possible negative physiological and psychological effects of “gender affirming care” and would ban things like puberty blockers and “gender affirmation” surgery for minors in Tennessee. 

Corresponding House Bill 0001 (HB0001) is sponsored by Rep. William Lamberth (R-Portland-District 44) and has a total of forty-nine representatives listed as co-prime sponsors of the bill.

After consideration by both the House Health Committee and the House Civil Justice Committee, HB0001 was officially recommended for passage and sent to the floor calendar.

Read more on the Health Committee discussion of HB0001 here.

Read more on the Civil Justice Committee discussion of HB0001 here.

House Bill 0001 is scheduled to appear on the House floor this Thursday, February 23rd, 2023.

If you wish to support this preventative legislation, make sure to contact your state representatives before Feb. 23rd, using the Find My Legislator tool found here.

The bill sponsor’s contact information is also listed below.

Rep. William Lamberth (R) – rep.william.lamberth@capitol.tn.gov – (615) 741-1980

About the Author: Adelia Kirchner is a Tennessee resident and reporter for the Tennessee Conservative. Currently the host of Subtle Rampage Podcast, she has also worked for the South Dakota State Legislature and interned for Senator Bill Hagerty’s Office in Nashville, Tennessee.

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