ADDED ON: 01/21/2023

Utah Senate approves controversial transgender youth bills

01/19/2023 | KUER

The Utah Senate has pushed through two bills affecting Utah’s transgender community. SB16 would ban gender-affirming surgery and hormone therapy for minors and SB93 would prevent issuing a gender-amended birth certificate to minors. Sen. Michael Kennedy, R-Alpine, told lawmakers this week that gender-affirming procedures “lack sufficient long-term research.” “But still, our country is witnessing a radical and dangerous push for children to enter this version of health care,” he said. Senators heard emotional testimony from supporters and opponents in a committee hearing, including some from the transgender community.

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