Senate Bill 140 advances during a Georgia House Public Health Committee hearing
A proposed bill that blocks trans youth from receiving hormone replacement therapy, as well as prohibits medical professionals from performing certain surgical procedures at hospitals and other licensed healthcare facilities, is one step closer to becoming law.
On Tuesday, SB140, backed by Sen. Carden Summers and several other lawmakers, passed during a Georgia House Public Health Committee hearing.
On Tuesday’s edition of “Closer Look,” Rose talked with guests about the measure.
First, WABE politics reporter Sam Gringlas joins the program from the capitol with the latest details about the bill that seeks to ban gender-affirming medical care for youth experiencing gender dysphoria, a clinical condition where a person’s gender identity differs from their gender assigned at birth. Gringlas also reports on what he’s hearing from people who are for and against the bill.
Rose then talks with Andrea Young, the executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia, about SB140 and the importance of lawmakers trusting parents to make the best decisions for the interests of their children. Young also discussed a wave of proposed legislation that’s been introduced in states across the country that the ACLU says targets LGBTQ rights.
Lastly, Democratic State Sen. Rev. Kim Jackson, who voted no to SB140, explains why she opposes the bill.