Wyoming Bans Gender Surgeries, Puberty Blockers For Children
The Wyoming state capitol building is in downtown Cheyenne, the Wyoming state capital.
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Wyoming became the 24th state to ban gender surgeries on children when Republican Governor Mark Gordon signed legislation targeting the life-altering experimental practice into law on Friday.

Senate File 99, which overwhelmingly passed the state’s House and Senate, prohibits “physicians from performing procedures for children related to gender transitioning and gender reassignment.”

While Gordon signed the bill into law and said he supports protecting children from harmful gender procedures, he added that he was concerned about the government crossing the line into “personal affairs of families,” Wyo4News reported.

“I signed SF99 because I support the protections this bill includes for children. However, it is my belief that the government is straying into the personal affairs of families,” Gordon said in a press release, “Our legislature needs to sort out its intentions with regard to parental rights. While it inserts governmental prerogative in some places, it affirms parental rights in others.”

The bill includes exceptions for “Procedures or treatments that are performed with the consent of the child’s parent or guardian and are for a child who is born with a medically verifiable genetic disorder of sex development” and for “Any procedure or treatment that is performed with the consent of the child’s parent or guardian and is for a child with medically verifiable central precocious puberty.”

While Gordon passed the bill banning gender procedures on children, the governor vetoed legislation that would have regulated abortion clinics in Wyoming, arguing the bill would be vulnerable to legal challenges, according to Wyo4News.

Beginning in 2022, Republican-led states began banning gender surgeries on minors as more reports of hospitals conducting the procedures began to surface. In September 2022, Daily Wire host Matt Walsh uncovered shocking details about Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s (VUMC) gender surgeries on children.

“It’s a lot of money,” VUMC Clinic for Transgender Health’s Dr. Shayne Sebold Taylor said at one Medicine Grand Rounds lecture, a video reveals. “These surgeries make a lot of money.”


Following Walsh’s revelations on VUMC, Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, and Texas, among numerous others, passed bills protecting children from gender surgeries and hormone treatments. In Montana and Idaho, however, judges have temporarily blocked bans on gender surgeries, and a federal judge struck down Arkansas’ ban on the procedures, deeming it “unconstitutional.”

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