Appeals court upholds ban on gender-affirming care for minors

By , Daily Memphian Updated: September 29, 2023 7:11 PM CT | Published: September 29, 2023 10:44 AM CT

A panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit ruled 2-1 that the transgender plaintiffs did not have a constitutional right to gender-affirming care as minors, saying courts should get out of the way of “thoughtful debates” within state legislatures.


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Ian Round

Ian Round

Ian Round is The Daily Memphian’s state government reporter based in Nashville. He came to Tennessee from Maryland, where he reported on local politics for Baltimore Brew. He earned a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Maryland in December 2019.


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