Missouri Governor Signs Bill Banning Child Sex Changes

  • Republican Gov. Mike Parson of Missouri signed a bill Wednesday banning sex-change surgeries and puberty blocker treatments for minors, according to a press release.
  • SB 49 was introduced by Republican state Sen. Mike Moon, and “prohibits healthcare providers from performing gender transition surgeries” or administering “cross-sex hormones or puberty-blocking drugs to a minor for a gender transition,” unless the minor in question has been receiving such treatments prior to Aug. 28, 2023.
  • Parson signed the bill Wednesday, saying that it would “protect children from making life-altering decisions,” according to the press release.