LEXINGTON, KY – Yesterday, the ACLU filed suit to stop SB 150’s protections for children against the use of puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones in experimental gender ‘transitions.’ The lawsuit was filed in the United States District Court for the Western District of Kentucky.
Statement from David Walls, executive director of The Family Foundation, in response to the lawsuit:
“The ACLU’s challenge of SB 150’s commonsense protections for children, and the harmful interventions documented in the complaint, only underscore the need for Kentucky’s protections against physically harming children in the name of denying their biological sex and ‘transitioning’ them.
“Every Kentucky child deserves to be loved, treated with dignity, and accepted for who they are — a unique individual created in the image of God as a male or female. The off-label use of irreversible puberty blockers, along with cross-sex hormones, in experimental gender ‘transitions’ are harmful and used as a gateway to mutilating sex change surgeries. These interventions have no place in children’s healthcare.
“We are thankful for the Kentucky General Assembly’s overwhelming passage of SB 150, and its policy upholding a parent’s duty and right to protect their child’s body and limbs from physical harm, especially those that would interfere with their normal function and use. We also look forward to Attorney General Daniel Cameron’s strong defense of Kentucky’s SB 150,” Walls concluded.
The Family Foundation played an integral role in the passage of Senate Bill 150 and in supporting its commonsense protections for children, along with hosting a press conference and rally supporting the General Assembly’s override of Gov. Beshear’s veto of the bill.
The Family Foundation is the leading Christian public policy organization in Kentucky and stands for Kentucky families and the Biblical values that make them strong. Learn more at kentuckyfamily.org.