Commonwealth Policy Center

The Supreme Court will consider Tennessee’s ban on gender transition procedures for minors during its next term. Nearly 20 states—including Kentucky—have passed similar laws protecting gender dysphoric children from abusive intervention. Tennessee’s Attorney General said that this case will “bring much-needed clarity to whether the Constitution contains special protections for gender identity.” Gender transitions interfere with the normal biological course of developing children. Many children have been tragically harmed by gender transitions and puberty blockers. That’s why so many states have banned it. The court will determine whether gender-confusion is a right for children and parents to pursue, and whether states can protect the biological integrity of children from such life-altering harm.