SCOTUS to Decide – Will They Get It RIGHT?

( – In a development that will have a major impact on whether transgenderism will be allowed to mutilate American children, the United States Supreme Court (SCOTUS) has agreed to consider the Biden administration’s legal challenge against a Tennessee statute that prohibits gender-transition treatments for minors.

This marks the first occasion that the court will intervene in the contentious discussion on the government’s responsibility to shield children from experimental medical treatments that have permanent consequences, National Review points out in a report.

On Monday, the Supreme Court declared it would deliberate on United States v. Skrmetti, a lawsuit involving several transgender individuals and their families who are contesting the Tennessee legislation that bars minors from receiving puberty blockers, hormone therapy, and certain surgical procedures related to gender transition.

The Biden administration has aligned itself with the plaintiffs in this case.

The oral arguments are scheduled for the autumn season, with the justices expected to issue a ruling about this time next year.

This decision could determine the fate of similar bans enacted by over two dozen Republican-led states.

“We fought hard to defend Tennessee’s law protecting kids from irreversible gender treatments and secured a thoughtful and well-reasoned opinion from the Sixth Circuit. I look forward to finishing the fight in the United States Supreme Court. This case will bring much-needed clarity to whether the Constitution contains special protections for gender identity,” Skrmetti commented.

The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the Tennessee ban and a similar statute in Kentucky, which had been vetoed by Democratic Governor Andy Beshear, last fall.

The court found that these laws did not breach federal anti-discrimination statutes regarding sex.

Despite the recognized risks associated with them, most prominent medical associations continue to endorse gender-transition procedures, following guidance from the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH).

However, internal documents that surfaced earlier this year revealed WPATH staff members’ concerns that such procedures for children are experimental and that the children undergoing them may not fully comprehend the enduring medical implications.

In light of scientific evaluations, numerous European countries have curtailed the availability of transgender procedures for minors.

In April, the U.K.’s National Health Service initiated an independent assessment of the supporting evidence, resulting in Dr. Hilary Cass’s report, which criticized the supporting data as “remarkably weak.”

Additionally, the World Health Organization pointed out in January that there is insufficient evidence to endorse gender-transition treatments for minors.

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