Members of the Texas House of Representatives are scheduled to vote tomorrow (Tuesday, May 2), on the second reading of Senate Bill 14, which would ban gender-affirming care for transgender youth.
And, despite some rumors to the contrary, spokespersons in the offices of state Reps. Ramon Romero and Nicole Collier say, as far as they know, the two Fort Worth Democrats have no plans to vote in favor of the measure.
SB 14 would ban “provision of gender transitioning or gender reassignment procedures and treatments for certain children,” including gender transition surgery (which nobody does on children in the first place), puberty blockers or hormone or testosterone treatments.
The bill also prohibits the use of “public money” to pay for gender transitions. SB 14 would force trans minors already receiving gender affirming care to “wean off” of any prescribed medications and allows the state attorney general to “bring an action to enforce” the proposed ban if “the attorney general has reason to believe that a person is committing, has committed, or is about to commit a violation.” Dallas Voice called the district office and to the Austin office for Rep.