Governor Abbott is celebrating so-called pride month the right way.
Yesterday evening he signed a bill into law that has angered the alphabet mafia and has the ACLU and other groups threatening lawsuits to stop the new law:
KHOU – Gov. Greg Abbott signed into law Friday a bill that bars transgender kids from getting puberty blockers and hormone therapies, though the new law could face legal challenges before it takes effect on Sept. 1.
Senate Bill 14’s passage brings to the finish line a legislative priority for the Republican Party of Texas, which opposes any efforts to validate transgender identities. Trans kids, their parents and LGBTQ advocacy groups fiercely oppose the law, and some have vowed to stop it from going into effect.
Texas — home to one of the largest trans communities in the U.S. — is now one of over a dozen states that restrict transition-related care for trans minors.
Authored by New Braunfels Republican state Sen. Donna Campbell, the law bars trans kids from getting puberty blockers and hormone therapies, treatments many medical groups support. Children already receiving these treatments will have to be “weaned off” in a “medically appropriate” manner. The law also bans transition-related surgeries for kids, though those are rarely performed on minors.
In response, the American Civil Liberties Union, the ACLU of Texas, Lambda Legal and the Transgender Law Center pledged on May 18 to fight SB 14 in court.
I absolutely love that the signing of this bill coincided with the beginning of the alphabet mafia’s favorite month. I don’t know if that was intentional or not, but there’s nothing like a big thumb in their eye to begin the month.
I just hope law enforcement in the Lone Star State is keeping a close eye on the transgender movement to prevent a repeat of what we saw in Nashville. If they truly have one of the largest trans communities, this is a real concern.