tweet earlier this week that the legislation would not prevent mental health counseling for those struggling with gender dysphoria.“If an adult wants to self-mutilate in pursuit of the fiction they can defy G-d and science, more power to them — as they don’t expect me to pay for it.
But no child should be put in the position of making life-altering decisions before they are of the age of majority,” Fine tweeted.“I can say I’m a porcupine, but that doesn’t make it so,” he continued. “It is time to dispense with this fantasy making women’s sports a joke and our schools into a cesspool.”It’s unclear how Fine’s proposed ban on medical care has anything to do with transgender participation in sports — other than simply riling up conservative followers who already hold anti-LGBTQ views.
Under a law signed into effect by Gov. Ron DeSantis last year, student-athletes are already barred from competing on sports teams that align with their gender identity.
While similar laws have been blocked in Idaho and West Virginia, and a lawsuit has been filed challenging the law’s constitutionality, no federal judge has issued any injunction preventing Florida from enforcing the law.