BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – On This Week in Louisiana Politics, the Louisiana House debates if transgender kids should have access to gender-affirming care.
The bill would prohibit doctors from performing “gender transition procedures” such as hormone treatments or puberty-blocking drugs on anyone under 18 seeking treatment to change their assigned sex at birth.
The measure also establishes penalties for health professionals who provide the care and passed 71-24 mainly along party lines, the Associated Press reported.
Plus a bill aimed to crack down on fentanyl production nears the finish line.
Fred Childers and Shannon Heckt also break down the latest developments in the state’s budget with extra cash now at lawmakers’ disposal.
That and more on Your Local Election Headquarters.