Child, 9, sues North Car­oli­na for block­ing med­ical gen­der tran­si­tion

A 9‑year-old filed a law­suit against North Car­oli­na because the state made med­ical gen­der tran­si­tion inter­ven­tions ille­gal for chil­dren.
The child, a bio­log­i­cal girl who iden­ti­fies as a boy named Vic­tor, is joined by par­ents in the law­suit as well as sev­er­al LGBT activist groups.
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The law­suit says, “He knew from a very young age that his gen­der iden­ti­ty did not match his sex assigned at birth, and he gen­er­al­ly lives as the boy he is in every aspect of life. How­ev­er, with his puber­ty approach­ing, Vic­tor will soon need med­ical care that is pro­hib­it­ed by the Health Care Ban.”
Ear­li­er this year, the Tar Heel State leg­is­la­ture over­rode a veto from Gov. Roy Coop­er (D‑NC) to enact med­ical pro­tec­tions for chil­dren, mak­ing it ille­gal for doc­tors to pre­scribe puber­ty block­ers, cross-sex hor­mones, or surg­eries to chil­dren until they are 18 years of age.
“The whole point of this is to pro­tect our most vul­ner­a­ble pop­u­la­tion from these atroc­i­ties,” Repub­li­can state Rep. Ken Fontenot said …