Governor Ron DeSantis has become America’s governor in recent months by taking the Biden administration on full steam ahead. Now, he’s going after doctors that push transgender treatments on young children and in a bold way. This is going to get good.
“They wanna castrate these young boys – that’s wrong … I think these doctors need to get sued for what’s happening,” said DeSantis.
According to NBC:
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ administration Thursday asked the state board regulating doctors to essentially ban transition-related care for transgender minors, according to a letter obtained by NBC News.
The state Health Department made the request hours after another state agency issued a 46-page report to justify banning Medicaid coverage for transgender people of any age who want puberty blockers, hormone therapies or gender-reassignment surgery.
The two-pronged effort, which ensures DeSantis can act quickly and without the need for legislative approval, drew instant opposition from activists and medical professionals. They have increasingly clashed with DeSantis, a Republican, as he seeks re-election and builds a national brand as a culture warrior and potential 2024 White House contender.
This follows efforts by the Governor’s office to ignore federal guidelines about gender identity.
As written by CBS News:
Saying federal guidelines aimed at preventing discrimination against students based on such things as gender identity would “vastly expand the application” of Title IX, Florida Education Commissioner Manny Diaz, Jr. has told school officials to ignore them.
Title IX is a federal law that was enacted more than 50 years ago to prohibit sex-based discrimination in educational institutions. The U.S. Department of Education last month released a proposal that it said would “provide greater clarity regarding the scope” of sex discrimination.
The guidelines would extend protections under the law to include schools’ “obligations not to discriminate based on sex stereotypes, sex characteristics, pregnancy or related conditions, sexual orientation and gender identity.”
DeSantis is taking no crap from the federal government and it’s awesome. This is the kind of leadership that we need from our elected officials. They stand up for their voters and are fighting for common sense solutions to the craziness coming out of Washington D.C. under Biden. It’s going to take more action like this for sure to fight what they are trying to do to children. Is DeSantis one of your favorite governors? Let us know your thoughts.