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 Attorney General Daniel Cameron

Kentucky AG Defends SB 150 which Protects Children from Medical Interventions such as Puberty Blockers and Cross-Sex Hormones

FRANKFORT, KY – Attorney General Daniel Cameron continued his defense of Senate Bill 150 from a legal challenge sponsored by the ACLU and National Center for Lesbian Rights. The legislation protects children from the irreversible effects of unnecessary and experimental medical interventions—such as puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones.

"The fringe perception that harmful drugs and life-altering mutilations should be used to affirm a child's gender is monstrous. These actions often are the most regretted decisions a child makes in his or her life," said Attorney General Cameron. "My office is proud to be the voice of sanity and Kentucky's bulwark against woke gender ideology."

The General Assembly passed SB 150 during the 2023 Regular Session. The legislation prioritizes the health, safety, and welfare of children and safeguards them from, among other things, irreversible medical services and ideological indoctrination in schools. Governor Beshear vetoed the sweeping legislation, and the General Assembly overrode his veto by overwhelming margins.

Later, lawyers from the ACLU and National Center for Lesbian Rights sued to block enforcement of a section of SB 150 that requires revoking the license of physicians who perform so-called "gender-affirming care" procedures on minors.  The court granted Attorney General Cameron the right to intervene on behalf of the Commonwealth last week, recognizing the essential role that the Attorney General plays in defending Kentucky's laws.

On Friday, June 9, 2023, General Cameron filed a brief defending SB 150 and arguing that it should remain in effect for the duration of the lawsuit. The case remains pending in federal district court in Louisville.

View the filing here