IFPC Files Brief Supporting Tenn. Law Banning Sex Changes for Minors

IFPC Files Brief Supporting Tenn. Law Banning Sex Changes for Minors

Last week, Idaho Family Policy Center – along with thirty other state-based family policy councils – filed a brief in support of a recently enacted Tennessee law that protects children from sex change drugs and procedures.

The Tennessee law was allowed to take effect earlier this month after the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals temporarily overruled a lower court order blocking the state from enforcing some of its provisions.

The appeals court plans to resolve the case and issue a final order by the end of September.

The amicus brief from IFPC and other family policy councils argues that under the U.S. Constitution, state legislatures retain the power to enact laws protecting children from the harmful and sterilizing effects of puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones, and sex reassignment surgeries.

“In terms of our history and legal tradition, it cannot seriously be maintained that a mother or father has the right to jeopardize or injure a child’s procreative physiology or commission removal of healthy anatomy,” the amicus brief said.

At this time, more than twenty states have passed laws protecting children from experimental medical interventions performed under the guise of “gender-affirming care.”

That includes Idaho, where Idaho Family Policy Center partnered with Rep. Bruce Skaug (R-Nampa) and Sen. Lori Den Hartog (R-Meridian) in championing the Vulnerable Child Protection Act this year.

Our new law goes into effect on January 1, 2024, although it is facing a federal court challenge brought by the ACLU.

“We’re deeply disappointed that the ACLU would waste taxpayer money and resources with this frivolous legal challenge,” Blaine Conzatti, president of Idaho Family Policy Center, said when the ACLU filed the lawsuit in June.

“The evidence is clear: these so-called ‘gender-affirming treatments’ wreak havoc on developing bodies,” he said. “Laws like these are necessary to protect gender-confused children from medically unnecessary drugs and procedures that result in lifelong harms.”

“The Vulnerable Child Protection Act is constitutionally, scientifically, and morally sound law, and we remain confident that it will be vindicated in the courts,” Conzatti concluded.




3 Responses

  1. So happy my state of Tennessee where I was born, stepped up to the plate! Now my state of Idaho needs to do the same!

  2. Thank you Mr Conzatti for taking the bad bull by the horns and pressing in for the most vulernable children.
    You are so right about the physical and mental damage done to our children, not to mention teaching them to lie to their parents by hiding things that could most definitely harm them.
    Its an outrageous lie from the pit of hell.
    I am glad you are in there fighting for the children. The sneaky titles given the most heinous acts of evil sicken us all… “gender affirming care” Can it get any worse. These are sick people.
    We need more courageous leaders like youself to keep track of these moles trying to ruin our families.
    Lord bless and keep you and yours
    Mrs Penny Tyler

  3. Penny THANK YOU for voicing eloquently the heartfelt thanks to the passage of this law! The horror of these procedures is beyond imagination!

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