Marjorie Taylor Greene has called her state's transgender bill "deeply flawed"—because she doesn't think it goes far enough.In a Thursday tweet, Greene described the language of SB 140 as "vague," said it does not address puberty blockers and provides that doctors can perform gender reassignment surgery on children if deemed "medically necessary." She called this a "dangerous loophole."The Republican congresswoman's statement goes against the grain of GOP attempts in many states across the U.S.
to push anti-transgender legislation. Proponents argue that they are doing so over concerns minors are being harmed by gender-affirming procedures, while opponents say they are limiting transgender rights.The bill would outlaw hormone replacement therapy—which alters certain physical traits to appear more aligned with the person's gender identity—as well as banning gender reassignment surgery, which medical organizations such as the American Academy of Pediatrics believe limits the number of suicides among children with gender dysphoria.SB 140 passed a vote in the state's House of Representatives on Thursday along party lines, however, an amendment allowed doctors to be held "administratively accountable" with the medical board for violations of the proposed law, but disallowed civil or criminal charges.
It will now be passed back to the state Senate to vote on the new version.Leonardo Hinnant, an 18-year-old transgender man, told a House committee on Thursday that he could not "imagine the pain and anguish I would have had to endure if I couldn't medically transition until 18," according to the Georgia Recorder.