Virginia State Senator Seeks to Ban Child Gender Transitions

A Virginia state senator has proposed a bill that would ban gender transition medical procedures on children in the state, but the Democrat-run Senate will likely kill the bill in committee.

State Sen. Amanda Chase, R-Chesterfield, introduced the Save Adolescents from Experimentation (SAFE) Act this week, which prohibits gender transition procedures, defined in the bill, for individuals under 18 years of age and prohibits the use of public funds for gender transition procedures for individuals under 18 years of age.

“The bill establishes enforcement procedures for violation of the SAFE Act,” the summary reads. “The bill provides that a health benefit plan providing health care coverage in the Commonwealth is prohibited from providing coverage for gender transition procedures for individuals younger than 18 years of age and is not required to provide coverage for gender transition procedures for individuals 18 years of age or older.”

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