Legislation To Protect Children From Harmful Medical Procedures Clears First Hurdle In TN General Assembly

Feb 06, 2023 at 11:16 am by WGNS

Republican lawmakers in the Tennessee General Assembly last week advanced legislation to prohibit minors from undergoing “irrreversible and harmful medical procedures aimed at changing their identity.”

House Bill 1 / Senate Bill 1 – which are sponsored by Tennessee Majority Leaders, Sen. Jack Johnson, R-Franklin and State Rep. William Lamberth, R-Portland, passed the Senate Health and Welfare Committee and the House Health Subcommittee last week.


The legislation would provide what lawmakers describe as the nation’s strongest protections against removal of a child’s healthy body parts. If passed, it woudl ban medical interference that alters a child’s hormonal balance and procedures that remove body parts to enable the minor to identify as a gender different from their biological sex.

Click here to see the full bill.

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