Biden’s DOJ Sues Tennessee To Reverse Ban On Trans Treatments For Minors

President Joe Biden speaks during a news conference with South Korea's President Yoon Suk Yeol in the Rose Garden of the White House Wednesday, April 26, 2023, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
  • The Department of Justice sued Tennessee on Wednesday over a state law prohibiting transgender hormone treatments and surgeries for minors.
  • Tennessee’s ban on sex-change treatments for minors violates the Equal Protection Clause, the DOJ said in a statement.
  • The law discriminates against “transgender youth” diagnosed with gender dysphoria, blocking sex-change treatments for them “while allowing non-transgender minors access to the same or similar procedures.”