Bloomberg Law
March 23, 2023, 10:19 PMUpdated: March 24, 2023, 12:28 AM

Florida Families Sue to Stop Transgender Youth Care Bans (2)

John Woolley
John Woolley

Four Florida families sued state health officials and agencies, challenging two state bans on medical care for transgender minors.

In their complaint Thursday, the families allege the bans would violate their rights as parents to seek effective care and make decisions promoting their adolescent children’s health. They also claim the bans unfairly target them because they are transgender, denying their guarantee of equal protection under the law.

The bans, one of which went into effect Mar. 16, prohibits minors from receiving gender dysphoria treatments in the state. Prohibited practices include surgical procedures, puberty blocking, and certain hormonal therapies. Minors already ...

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