WSMV, 9/22/22

“Parents, patients, and medical professionals, not politicians, should decide what medical care is in the best interest of any particular young person,” said ACLU of Tennessee Executive Director Kathy Sinback. “Medical and mental health treatment for transgender individuals is guided by evidence-based clinical guidelines, as well as an existing state law that already regulates health care for trans-Tennesseans. Efforts to restrict trans Tennesseans’ access to health care is vast government overreach, and ACLU-TN stands ready to fight back against intrusions into the private medical decision-making rights of parents and families when seeking gender-affirming care.”