Federal Judge Strikes Down Florida Transgender Surgery Ban

On Tuesday, a federal judge ruled that most of Florida’s ban on transgender medical procedures for minors was unconstitutional.

As the Daily Wire reports, Judge Robert Hinkle, a Clinton appointee, falsely declared in his ruling that  “gender identity is real,” and that there is a “widely accepted standard of care,” which includes puberty blockers and hormone treatment.

“The state of Florida can regulate as needed but cannot flatly deny transgender individuals safe and effective medical treatment,” Hinkle continued. “Treatment with medications routinely provided to others with the state’s full approval so long as the purpose is not to support the patient’s transgender identity.”

Hinkle also struck down the provision of the law which required that adult patients see a doctor in-person before taking cross-gender hormones; the law had declared that hormone treatments for adults “may not be prescribed, administered, or performed except by a physician.”

The law was first enacted in May of 2023, and subsequently faced legal challenges from far-left LGBT groups who claimed that the law denied parents’ the “right” to make medical decisions on behalf of their children.

“We disagree with the court’s erroneous rulings on the law, on the facts, and on the science,” said Deputy Press Secretary Julia Friedland in response to the ruling. “As we’ve seen here in Florida, the United Kingdom, and across Europe, there is no quality evidence to support the chemical and physical mutilation of children. These procedures do permanent, life-altering damage to children, and history will look back on this fad in horror.”

Friedland was referencing a number of European countries that have shifted against transgenderism and enacted bans on various aspects of the practice, particularly with regards to minors. Among these countries are England, Scotland, Denmark, Finland, and Sweden. Similar anti-trans laws have been passed in various other states across the country.

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About Eric Lendrum

Eric Lendrum graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he was the Secretary of the College Republicans and the founding chairman of the school’s Young Americans for Freedom chapter. He has interned for Young America’s Foundation, the Heritage Foundation, and the White House, and has worked for numerous campaigns including the 2018 re-election of Congressman Devin Nunes (CA-22). He is currently a co-host of The Right Take podcast.

Photo: Boston, MA - September 18: Lillian Mela, a trans rights protester, stands outside of Boston Childrens Hospital to face off with anti-trans protesters across the street. (Photo by Carlin Stiehl for The Boston Globe via Getty Images)

Notable Replies

  1. The ENTIRE judiciary–not just federal–is totally out of control. In fact, the legal community writ large has become a sophistic monster.

  2. There is nothing sacred about federal rulings or judges. It’s time the American people learned that. When the federal judiciary disrespects Our Democracy®, and goes against The Science©, it needs a beat-down. The Framers would have, no doubt, used exactly that term had they been aware of it late 18th century. Is it time we mentioned that Congress creates lower federal courts, and that which it creates carries with it the implied power to eliminate them (and the rotten fruit hanging from its trees)?

    Personally, I would like the opportunity for federal employees, including judgebots, to share in the wonder of The Great Disemployment scheme which is the goal of the United States government policy. Too bad Our Representatives™ have neither the will nor the wisdom (or humor) to accomplish this. On the bright side, Sheila Jackson Lee has cancer!

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