‘A Devastating Ruling For The Trans Cult’: Matt Walsh Breaks Down Federal Court’s Quashing Of ACLU In TN Trans Case
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Daily Wire host Matt Walsh dove into the “huge” ruling from the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals that upheld Tennesee’s and Kentucky’s bans on puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones, and gender surgeries on gender-confused children.

In its 2-1 ruling rejecting a challenge to the laws from the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and families of trans-identifying children, the federal court “thoroughly dismantled, point-by-point, every disingenuous argument from trans activists,” Walsh said in a thread posted to X. 

“The case arose because of laws in TN and KY banning the use of puberty blockers and sterilizing cross-sex hormones on children. The laws were passed after my reporting on Vanderbilt’s gender clinic, and how they see some gender ‘treatments’ as big money makers,” said Walsh, who was a vocal proponent of banning puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones, and gender surgeries on children in his home state of Tennessee.

“Trans activists were apoplectic,” the Daily Wire host added. “The ACLU went to court. Initially, they convinced a judge to block the law. I said at the time that the judge’s ruling was terrible and that it would be overturned. But admittedly, I had no idea how bad it would be for the trans cult.” 

Walsh then went into detail about the court’s decision and what it means for the future of protecting children from the devastating effects of radical gender theory in medical practice.

“First, the ruling establishes that voters have the right to ban medical procedures they believe are immoral or dangerous. That’s true regardless of what the ‘experts’ at Big Pharma say,” Walsh wrote. “Then the court explains that voters have very good reason to believe that so-called ‘gender-affirming care’ – including puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones – are dangerous. The court notes that many countries have started banning them.”

“The court goes on to state that WPATH – the standard-setting organization for ‘trans healthcare’ – counseled against using hormones and puberty blockers on minors from 1979 to 2000. Even now, WPATH admits there is ‘limited data’ supporting their use.”

Walsh wrote that the ruling came just after misleading data from a U.K. study was analyzed again and showed a staggering number of young people who identify as transgender struggle with mental health issues.

“Indeed, just this month, we learned that previous data from the UK justifying the use of puberty blockers was wildly misleading. A re-analysis of this data showed that a third of so-called trans youth suffered mental health problems after taking puberty blockers,” Walsh said. 

“In their attempt to win this case despite this evidence, the ACLU tried to claim that ‘transgender people’ are a special category entitled to unique protections under the Constitution. They argued that any law affecting only ‘trans’ people is akin to a law affecting only black people, and must be carefully scrutinized by courts.”

“The point of this strategy is to subvert the will of the voters,” Walsh continued. “But to make this argument, the ACLU had to make a series of arguments that backfired massively, and created precedent that will be devastating for trans activists for years to come. First, the ACLU claimed that the trans community is a ‘politically powerless’ group that’s being unfairly treated. The court pointed out that when every major law firm, the feds, and medical organizations are on your side, you are not marginalized.”

“The ACLU also attempted to argue that transgender status is ‘immutable,’ like being born with a certain skin color,” Walsh said. “But the Sixth Circuit observed that the meaning of ‘transgender’ status is constantly changing. Every day there’s a new gender.”

The ruling represents a massive precedent going forward, according to Walsh.

“So there’s no special treatment for trans activists. Precedent set. But the Sixth Circuit wasn’t done. They also ripped apart the familiar argument that parents should be allowed to do whatever they want with their kids,” he said. “As the Sixth Circuit pointed out, that’s completely illogical. You have to look specifically at what parents are doing to their children. Being a parent doesn’t give you the right to mutilate your child.”

“Much of this is common sense, but until now, it hasn’t been clearly articulated by a federal appeals court. Given the makeup of the Supreme Court, this ruling will likely stand, no matter how much the ACLU screams into the void,” Walsh added.

“This is a major win for the voices of sanity and for millions of children. Trans activists have relied on too many disingenuous and self-contradictory arguments for too long. Now it’s all falling apart. If we keep up the fight, soon there won’t be anything left of transgenderism.” 

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