The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit temporarily reversed a lower court decision on Saturday, allowing Tennessee’s ban on “gender-affirming care” for children to go into effect while the appeal is pending.
In March, Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee (R) signed legislation that would ban sex change operations, cross-sex hormone therapy, and puberty blockers for minors who are attempting to transition.
The parents of transgender children undergoing such major treatments and procedures sued the state, hoping to prevent the law from going into effect. President Joe Biden’s Department of Justice also joined the lawsuit against Tennessee.
Last month, a federal district court judge in Tennessee ruled the state’s law was unconstitutional on the basis of sex discrimination, preventing the law from taking effect.
However, a two-to-one majority of the Sixth Circuit Federal…