Kansas Governor Vetoes Bill Protecting Children From Transgender Surgeries

The governor of Kansas vetoed a bill seeking to protect minors from gender transition surgeries, insisting that it “tramples parental rights.”

On Friday, Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly vetoed Substitute Bill for Senate Bill 233 prohibiting health care providers from performing transgender surgeries and procedures on children. The bill allows a civil cause of action against providers offering such treatments with professional disciplinary action taken against such individuals. The bill restricts the use of state funds to promote gender transition procedures. SB 233 also prohibits professional liability insurance firms from covering damages for health care providers offering gender transition procedures to children.

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