Even so, Republican leaders like Texas governor Greg Abbot compare gender-affirming care to child abuse. Meanwhile trans people, parents, and their supporters have protested outside of Republican controlled statehouses across the country.
Florida has targeted gender-affirming care more than most other states. And on Wednesday, Republican Governor Ron DeSantis signed the latest such bill into law. It’s gotten to the point where some trans youth are leaving the state, rather than living under the ban.
With reporting from WUFS’s Stephanie Columbini and WFSU’s Regan McCarthy.