State Sued For Preventing Child Gender Transition

Photo by Alexander Grey on Unsplash

( – On Tuesday, the American Civil Liberties Union sued Ohio over their new bill which would block the usage of hormone replacement therapy and puberty blockers for minors. 

House Bill 68 will be going into effect on April 24. The bill had previously been vetoed by Republican Gov. Mike DeWine, however, the Senate and House Republicans in the state managed to override the veto. 

The lawsuit was filed on behalf of two transgender girls, 12, and their families. The filing was made in Franklin County Common Pleas Court.

The bill puts in place protection for all minors, under the age of 18, from being prescribed any puberty blockers, unalterable hormones or even having gender reassignment surgery. 

On Tuesday, Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost noted in a post on X, formerly known as Twitter that they had put in place protections for children, which did not apply to adults. As he pointed out such restrictions include limits on purchasing, tobacco, alcohol, and other adult-only products. As he pointed out in his post, much like he had said after the veto override, his office would continue to defend the constitutional statute. 

The bill also includes a provision that would block biological men from competing in girls’ sports. This aspect of the bill was not challenged by the ACLU. However, the ACLU did argue that the combination of these two issues which are not the same in a single rule “contains a disunity of subject matter.” The group further argued that this was also a violation of the Ohio Constitution as the bill contained more than one subject matter.

Copyright 2024,