“Gender-Affirming” Medical Treatment Ban Goes Into Effect After First Of Its Kind Federal Court Decision

Jul 12, 2023 | Political News

In a first for a federal court, a three-judge panel of the Sixth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals voted to reverse a Nashville federal judge’s stay on a new law banning “gender-affirming” medical treatment for minors in Tennessee.

Two of the three judges, Chief Judge Jeffrey Sutton and Judge Amul Thapar, voted to reinstate the law – originally meant to go into effect on July 1st – to take effect immediately after Judge Eli Richardson of the Fifth Federal Circuit issued a partial injunction of SB1.

Federal courts in Arkansas, Florida, Indiana, and Kentucky have blocked similar bans in those states. Richardson’s partial injunction allowed for hormone treatments to continue while preventing surgical procedures.