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Legislative Memo on Certain Prohibitions Regarding the Legal System and Gender Affirming Care

In the 2023 legislative session alone, at least 130 bills have been introduced in at least 34 states targeting medically necessary health care for transgender, gender non- conforming, and nonbinary people. Many of these bills seek to ban gender affirming care for transgender youth and establish criminal penalties for providing such care.

In the face of these relentless attacks on gender affirming care and nonbinary youth, New York is called upon to be a beacon for access to gender affirming care. For this reason, the NYCLU supports this bill, which would send a clear message that New York will not participate in other states’ attempts to stigmatize and punish gender affirming care providers, patients, family members, or those who support them.

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