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U.S. High Court allows Idaho ban on gender-affirming care for minors

Baptist Press

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WASHINGTON (BP) – A law criminalizing gender transition care for minors in Idaho can be applied while two anonymous teenage plaintiffs’ challenge to the law continues in court, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled April 15.

In the meantime, the two plaintiffs in the case can continue to receive such care, which to date has included puberty blockers and estrogen, according to court documents in the case of Labrador v. Poe. But Idaho can otherwise apply the Vulnerable Child Protection Act, passed in 2023, to regulate or prevent various procedures intended to alter the gender of children under the age of 18.

Miles Mullin, vice president and chief of staff for the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC), applauded the High Court’s ruling.

This important ruling by the Supreme Court rightfully preserves Idaho’s right to protect its children. To be clear, the state has a responsibility to intervene when harm is being done to its citizens – especially its most vulnerable citizens.

Miles Mullin

“That is just what Idaho has done. For it must be recognized, that while couched in the language of ‘gender-affirming care,’ these medical and surgical procedures do great, permanent harm to children.”

“The ERLC has long maintained that children must not be pawns in the sexual revolution,” Mullin said, “and we will continue to advocate against harmful gender-transition practices even as we also continue to pray for those who are suffering from gender dysphoria.”

Read the full Baptist Press article here.

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