Idaho asks Supreme Court to allow the state to ban sex changes on minors

After a lower court blocked a law that banned sex change procedures on children, the state is demanding that the decision be reversed.

Following the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals' blocking of a law banning sex change procedures for minors in Idaho, the state is now asking the Supreme Court to reverse the decision and enforce the ban.

The new request was filed as an emergency motion, according to The Epoch Times (which obtained a copy of the document sent by Idaho Attorney General Raúl Labrador's office). According to the statement:

I have witnessed firsthand the devastating consequences of drugs and procedures used on children with gender dysphoria, and it is a preventable tragedy (...) The state has a duty to protect and support all children and that’s why I’m proud to defend Idaho’s law that ensures children are not subjected to these life-altering drugs and procedures. 

"These procedures have lifelong, irreversible consequences"

The text stated that the ruling of the Ninth Circuit Court "violates a precedent of control over the limits of equitable remedies (...) leaving vulnerable children subject to procedures that even [the] Plaintiffs' experts agree are inappropriate for some of them."

The document stated that the Supreme Court should suspend the ruling and reverse the sentence, since "every day Idaho's law remains enjoined exposes vulnerable children to risky and dangerous medical procedures and infringes on Idaho's sovereign power to enforce its law."

These procedures have lifelong, irreversible consequences, with more and more minors voicing their regret for taking this path. The district court's sweeping injunction hamstrings Idaho's ability to protect its citizens from well-recognized harms.

In 2023, Governor Brad Little signed the Vulnerable Child Protection Act (VCPA) into law, imposing fines and prison terms on health professionals who prescribe puberty blockers, approve hormone therapies, and perform surgeries for minors. who identify as transgender:

In signing this bill, I recognize our society plays a role in protecting minors from surgeries or treatments that can irreversibly damage their healthy bodies.