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Oklahoma Bans Trans Procedures for Those Under 26

While a number of states have either passed or are working on laws blocking transgender medical procedures for children, Oklahoma is trying to expand that effort to another level. One new piece of legislation submitted by State Sen. David Bullard would essentially ban all medical “gender-affirming care” for patients under the age of 26, a significantly higher bar than the age of 18 cited in most other states. The bill was dubbed the “Millstone Act” and it’s almost certain to draw a court challenge as soon as it goes into the books. And this is one situation where I believe that any potential plaintiffs between the ages of 18 and 25 who challenge the law may prove successful in court.

The Oklahoma legislation moves to ban “gender-affirming care” for adults under the age of 26, arguing that a person’s brain isn’t fully formed until the age of 25. Read more…

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