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Wisconsin Governor Vetoes Bill That Would Have Banned Trans Surgeries On Children

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Wisconsin Democratic Governor Tony Evers vetoed a bill that would have banned irreversible transgender surgeries and hormone procedures for kids, despite being passed by the Republican-controlled state legislature.

The bill aimed to protect children from procedures like double mastectomies on girls who identify as boys and giving children puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones, which can impact bone development, fertility, and heart health.

Republicans criticized the veto, while Evers claimed that the bill would have made Wisconsin less safe. (Trending: Elon Musk Condemns Arrest Of Jan 6 Protester)

“While the governor’s veto of this legislation is certainly not surprising, it serves as a stark reminder of just how out of touch with reality Governor Evers is,” Republican state Sen. Duey Stroebel said.

“Protecting children from invasive and irreversible medical interventions is the right thing to do from both a scientific and ethical standpoint.”

“Evers made another harmful mistake,” Assembly Speaker Robin Vos said.

“Such a life-altering decision should be made when you’re an adult, not a child.”

“Many countries, including Norway, Sweden, Finland, the United Kingdom, and the Netherlands, do not allow for gender transition surgery before the age of 18.”

Over 20 states have passed similar bills, with left-wing legal groups seeking to challenge these laws.

Evers has also blocked conservative-backed bills on voting, abortion, and gun rights.

“This type of legislation, and the rhetoric beget by pursuing it, harms LGBTQ people and kids’ mental health, emboldens anti-LGBTQ hate and violence, and threatens the safety and dignity of LGBTQ Wisconsinites,” Evers said.

“I will veto any bill that makes Wisconsin a less safe, less inclusive, and less welcoming place for LGBTQ people and kids.”

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