Senator sides with parents

Friday, April 16, 2021
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Charlie Butts (OneNewsNow.com)

transgenderism (transition illustration)A Louisiana lawmaker is gaining support for a bill dealing with transgender youth, as he says it goes along with "every other rule" that has to do with minors and medical treatment.

Senator Mike Fesi (R) has filed S.B. 104, a proposal to require transgender and gender non-conforming children seeking medical or mental health assistance to have written permission from both parents before pursuing.

"I don't want to take any control away from any parent," says Fesi. "I don't want the children making the decision on their own at a young age and things going wrong down the road, because it's going to be traumatic for many people around them."

Senator Fesi points out that most children who do struggle with gender confusion grow out of it by the time they reach their upper teens and align their thinking with their born gender.

Fesi

"I'm just trying to make something that goes along with every other rule that we have when it comes to medical treatment," the senator adds.

If kids cannot get medical treatment without parental sign-off for a tonsillectomy, then Fesi reasons they should not be allowed to undergo hormone treatment or mutilation surgery behind their parents' backs.

Senator Fesi’s proposal reportedly has the support of Democrat and Republican lawmakers in the state.

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