Florida To Appeal Ruling Allowing Transgender Surgeries On Children

Transgender person (theyshane for Unsplash)

federal judge on Tuesday struck down a 2023 Florida law that blocked medical care for transgender children and severely restricted such treatment for adults. The ruling was handed down as part of a 105-page opinion in the case, Doe v. Ladapo.

U.S. District Judge Robert Hinkle’s decision invalidates much of a law signed by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and rules passed by state boards that prohibit children from accessing medical treatment for gender dysphoria, such as puberty blockers and hormones.

Hinkle argued that transgender people have a constitutional right to necessary medical treatment, comparing those who oppose it to those who historically opposed equality for minorities and women.