> On Sun, 04 Jun 2023 10:34:17 -0400, Michael Trew wrote:
>> On 5/21/2023 16:59, JAB wrote:
>>> At least 17 states have enacted laws restricting or banning
>>> gender-affirming care for transgender minors. An AP analysis found
>>> that often those bills sprang not from constituent demand, but from
>>> the pens of a handful of conservative interest groups.
>> They have a point, though. Minors might think they know what they want,
>> but many minors don't have their own best interests in mind. I can say
>> this, having been a minor just over 10 years ago, it's still rather
>> fresh in my mind.
> Am I to understand that you don't have a problem with politicians making
> "family type" decisions for you, your spouse and progeny? A kid may not be
> able to make that sort of decision but the family s/he lives with can
> certainly help.
>> Of course, "transgenderism" wasn't an issue for me, but the thing is,
>> when these kids get on that medication from a young age, especially
>> before puberty, it can screw them up for life if they change their minds
> Puberty, in the case of a person born female but feels like a male, would
> be too late.