May 22, 2024
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  • South Carolina’s Governor signed a bill banning gender-affirming care treatments and procedures for those under 18 in his state Tuesday. The bill, House Bill 4264, states that a “physician, mental health provider, or other health care professional shall not knowingly provide gender transition procedures to a person under eighteen years of age” and that those who do so “shall, upon an adverse ruling by the appropriate licensing board, be considered unprofessional conduct and shall be subject to discipline by the licensing entity with jurisdiction over the physician, mental health provider, or other medical health care professional.” Jace Woodrum, the executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of South Carolina, said in a press release Tuesday that the group stands “in grief and solidarity with LGBTQ South Carolinians, who are increasingly under attack by our own government.” (Article here)