Indiana parents fight back after trans-ban with federal lawsuit

A crowd of people with face masks and signs for a protect trans youth rally .Photo by Ehimetalor Akhere Unuabona

The lawsuit filed on behalf of four transgender children and their families claims the Indiana law violates the U.S. Constitution and the…

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From my story:

“The ACLU sprung into action hours after Indiana’s governor banned medical care for transgender children. They filed a lawsuit in the Southern District of Indiana to stop Indiana’s transphobic law.”

“The lawsuit states in its introduction:”

  1. “Over the sustained objection and concern of medical professionals, Indiana passed Indiana Senate Enrolled Act 480 (“S.E.A. 480”), effective July 1, 2023, which prohibits transgender minors from receiving what the law labels as “gender transition procedures.” These prohibited interventions are evidence-based and medically necessary medical care essential to the health and well-being of transgender minors who are suffering from gender dysphoria, a serious condition that can lead to depression, anxiety and other serious health consequences when untreated. By denying this medically necessary treatment to minors, the State of Indiana has displaced the judgment of parents, doctors, and adolescents with that of the government.” …