More states introduce bills attacking trans kids

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Kentucky and South Dakota have introduced bills that would criminalize providing transgender kids with transition related healthcare.

If passed, the bills would punish both medical providers and parents supporting transgender children.

The Louisville Courier-Journal reported that a bill sponsored by state Rep. Savannah Maddox, would make it a felony for medical providers to prescribe medications, including puberty-blocking or hormone treatments, or conduct surgeries, for anyone younger than 18 with the intent to alter their gender.