ACLU Challenges Tennessee Law Protecting Kids From ‘Gender-Affirming’ Care

In the left’s never-ending war against children, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) recently asked the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down a Tennessee law protecting children from vile, ideologically based procedures such as ‘gender-affirming’ care.

The ACLU of Tennessee, joined by Lambada Legal and the Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld law firm, recently filed a petition to the high court claiming that Tennessee’s law prevents children from receiving the “medical care” they need, as reported by the Daily Wire.

“Over the past few months, this vicious law has already had a disastrous impact in homes and communities across Tennessee,” a spokesperson for the ACLU of Tennessee, Lucas Cameron-Vaugh, said.

“Families are losing access to much-needed medical care that has allowed their children to flourish. This law denies these families’ dignity and signals to their children that they do not have the freedom to lead healthy and happy lives,” Cameron-Vaughn added.

Tennessee’s law was introduced after the Daily Wire’s Matt Walsh released videos showing doctors at Vanderbilt University Medical Center discussing how profitable ‘gender-affirming’ care is, especially when children take part in such life-altering operations.

The law, SB1, would bar doctors from conducting surgeries on children, such as double mastectomies on females who “identify” as boys. It also prevents children from being subjected to puberty blockers or cross-gender hormones, which can have negative long-lasting effects on bone development and fertility.

After SB1 was signed into law by Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee (R), leftists across the country decried the bill, including the ACLU.

The ACLU previously challenged the law in the Sixth District Court of Appeals. The far-left organization’s attempts to defeat the law, though, were ultimately moot.

The court reversed a federal judge’s preliminary injunction on a part of the law banning puberty blockers and cross-gender hormones for children.

“This is a big win for democracy. Decisions that are not clearly resolved by the Constitution should be resolved by the people through their elected representatives. I am so proud of our team who stood strong against the overwhelming resources arrayed against Tennessee in this case,” Tennessee Attorney General Jonathan Skrmetti said after the court’s decision.