Missouri Governor Signs Bills Banning Transgender Treatments For Minors, Protecting Women’s Sports

Posted on AllSides June 7th, 2023
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Republican Missouri Governor Mike Parson signed two bills Wednesday that will ban transgender treatments for minors and prevent men from competing in women’s sports.

SB 49, known as the Save Adolescents from Experimentation (SAFE) Act, will ban puberty blockers, hormones, and sex change surgeries from being prescribed to minors and prohibit Medicaid from covering transgender treatments for adults.  

The Republican governor released a statement saying the bill will “protect Missouri children from harmful, irreversible treatments and procedures. These decisions have permanent consequences for life and should not be made by...

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