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A federal judge on Tuesday proclaimed “gender identity is real” in an order that partially blocks Florida’s restrictions on “gender-affirming” care for minors.
Last month, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) signed a bill into law that restricts “gender-affirming” care for children, among other things.
The law prohibits the use of GnRN agonists, known as puberty blockers, to “stop or delay normal puberty in order to affirm a person’s perception of his or her sex if that perception is inconsistent with the person’s [natal] sex.” The legislation also prohibits cross-sex hormones “to affirm a person’s perception of his or her sex if that perception is inconsistent with the person’s [natal] sex.”
“Florida is proud to lead the way in standing up for our children,” DeSantis said when he signed the bill. “As the world goes mad, Florida represents a refuge of sanity and a citadel of normalcy.”
However, seven parents of transgender children amended their lawsuit seeking to block the new law once DeSantis signed the bill. Four of the children involved do not need immediate care, according to their doctors, but one child’s doctor said puberty blockers are needed “now, without delay,” and doctors for the other two children said they’ll need this treatment “soon.”