GOP bill bans transgender treatment for minors, threatens fines, prison for doctors who don’t comply

Dozens of House and Senate Republicans are backing new legislation this week that would prohibit gender transition treatment on minors across the country and would hit doctors with fines and prison terms up to five years if they violate this prohibition.

The lead sponsor of the bills, Rep. Doug LaMalfa, R-Calif., and Sen. Roger Marshall, R-Kan., also put forward a separate bill aimed at banning taxpayer-funded transition treatment. The two lawmakers said their bills are needed to protect both children and the conscience of the nation given the sudden push to “normalize early and aggressive gender transition procedures for children.”

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