FL Senate would prohibit transgender minors from receiving puberty blockers, other procedures

Students protesting on the 5th floor of the Florida Capitol Building. Mar. 3, 2022. Credit: Danielle J. Brown

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The Florida Senate Tuesday approved a wholesale prohibition on allowing transgender minors to receive gender affirming care in the form of hormone replacement therapies, puberty blockers, or any surgeries with the goal of “sex-reassignment” for a minor.

The bill, SB 254, was approved by the Senate Tuesday largely on party lines, with Republicans in favor of the measure except for one.

The Republican ‘no’ vote came from Sen. Gayle Harrel, who’s long been active in health policy and

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