Idaho’s Ban on Sex Change for Minors to Take Effect

by | Feb 21, 2024 | Latest News, Top Story

Idaho is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to allow the state’s law banning hormonal and surgical gender interventions for minors to take effect after a lower court blocked the measure. Idaho’s Republican Attorney General Raul Labrador filed an emergency motion in conjunction with the law firms Alliance Defending Freedom and Cooper & Kirk, his office announced Monday.The motion asks the Supreme Court to narrow an order from the U.S. District Court for the District of Idaho preventing the Vulnerable Child Protection Act from taking effect to cover only the challengers.

Passed in April 2023, the legislation prohibits the performance of gender transition procedures on youth with gender dysphoria, including body-altering surgeries and use of hormone-blocking drugs and cross-sex hormones. The parents of two trans-identified youths sued to get the law struck down.