Idaho Gov. Brad Little signed a bill barring gender-transition procedures for those under 18, making his the 14th red state to enact age limits as the debate over transgender rights and medical consent rages in state legislatures.

The Vulnerable Child Protection Act prohibits medical professionals from prescribing puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones and surgeries intended to align a child’s appearance with their opposite-sex gender identity, an issue gaining national attention amid a surge in children’s gender clinics.

In his Tuesday signing statement, the Republican Little warned legislators to tread carefully when overriding the will of parents. (Excerpt from Washington Times.)


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