These Are The States Attempting to Pass Anti-Trans Health Care Bills

by Ella Schneiberg

A transgender woman in a hospital gown speaking to her doctor a transgender man in an exam room

To advance their own careers, anti-LGBTQ politicians have made us fight for our existence. For our right to love each other. For our right to marry. For our right to live openly.

Now, they’re targeting our community’s health care.

This legislative session, states across the country are trying to prevent transgender youth from receiving gender-affirming healthcare.

Right now, there are at least 29 bills in 17 states targeting the trans community and our ability to seek medical care. Here’s a running list of some of the bills we’re tracking, and what you can do to help:

ALABAMA

Alabama’s anti-trans medical bill (HB 1/SB 10) has attracted national attention for its cruelty. The bill would make it a felony to provide gender-affirming care to trans kids.

Fight back now. If you live in Alabama, you can help us.

NEW HAMPSHIRE

HB 68 would classify medically-necessary, best-practice, age appropriate transition-related care for transgender youth as child abuse, imposing criminal penalties on both doctors and parents. The New Hampshire House Children & Family Law Committee unanimously recommended that the bill not move forward in the General Court. The New Hampshire House will vote on the committee’s report.

ARIZONA

Arizona’s SB1511 would make it a Class 2 felony - punishable with up to 12 years in prison - for a health care professional to provide gender-affirming care to a transgender youth.

TEXAS

HB 68 would classify gender-affirming care for transgender youth as child abuse, imposing criminal penalties on both doctors and parents.

UTAH

A new bill in Utah, HB 92, would classify gender-affirming care for trans kids as a violation of professional conduct, leading to sanctions for health care providers including major fines and potentially the suspension of their licenses.

ARKANSAS

In Arkansas, HB 1570, prohibiting healthcare for trans kids, passed committee and the full House. A hearing is expected in front of the Senate Public Health, Welfare and Labor Committee.

A third bill prohibiting healthcare for transgender youth (SB 347) in Arkansas has been referred to the Senate Public Health, Welfare, and Labor Committee.

TENNESSEE

An anti-trans medical care bill (HB 578/ SB 657) was deferred in the House Criminal Justice Subcommittee. It is now on the schedule for March 17 at 9 AM (CT). Your fellow Tennesseans need your support to stop this bill from moving forward.

MISSOURI

HB 33 would prohibit health care workers from providing gender-affirming care to trans kids.

MONTANA

An anti-trans medical bill (HB 427) has been referred to the Senate Judiciary and is awaiting a hearing.

SOUTH CAROLINA

South Carolina’s anti-equality legislators have introduced an anti-trans youth medical care ban (HB 4047). South Carolinians, do not let trans children in your community suffer from lack of access to medical care.

Fight anti-trans legislation

Tell State Legislators to stop attacking the transgender community NOW! Your signature will send a message that we won’t back down when these lawmakers come for our community.