Montana state Representative John Fuller has introduced a pair of bills targeting transgender youth because … Republican, because … transphobia … because ignorance
The first—House Bill 112—requires athletic teams at every public educational institution from elementary school to college be designated based on “biological sex.” Fuller’s Save Women’s Sports Act—though the Anti-Trans Because We’re Bigots Act sounds better—bans transgender students from joining teams that match their gender identity, no matter how long ago they transitioned.
So, let’s say a college athlete, who transitioned in his or her teens, cannot play on the team of the gender with which they identify, but only on the team of their gender assigned at birth.
Yeah, I see no problems there.
Another Hate Bill, also penned by Fuller, would bar health care professionals from providing transgender minors transition-related care. This bill—House Bill 113, AKA An Act Providing for Youth Health Protection—physicians and other medical professionals would be banned from treating gender dysphoria in minors by prescribing, providing or administering puberty-suppressing drugs or cross-sex hormones, prohibited from performing gender-reassignment surgery, or removing “any otherwise healthy or nondiseased body part or tissue.”
In other words, he wants transgender made illegal until you are of legal age. He wants to force trans youth to deny their identity because … Republican.
Fuller says it is “deeply wrong” for young people to undergo such procedures:
"We don't let children do all kinds of things. Why should we allow this to happen? The state has a vested interest to protect children from such barbaric behavior."
He makes it sound like children are forced into gender reassignment surgery.
Again, because he’s an ignorant ReTHUGlican … and a Dick.
UPDATE: House Bill 112 has advanced through the statehouse, while House Bill 113, AKA An Act Providing for Youth Health Protection, was rejected.