Stop the Criminalization of Trans Youth Healthcare - Email FL Senate Health Policy Committee
On Monday, March 13th at 3:30 pm EST/2:30 pm CT the Florida Senate Health Policy committee will meet to vote on SB 254 in its first of two committees before it hits the Senate Floor. This dangerous bill:
1) criminalizes gender affirming care for trans+ youth and adults (3rd degree felony for healthcare professionals who violate provisions laid out about children and 1st degree misdemeanor for provisions about adult trans+ care),
2) sets up a safe haven in Florida for criminals who kidnap their children and take them away from affirming families,
3) redefines sex prescriptions and procedures in a way that denies transgender existence and excludes affirming care for trans+ people in Florida,
4) changes the definition of sex to deny that trans folx exist through the following language - sex is defined as “classification of a person as either male or female based on the organization of the human body of the person for a specific reproductive role, as indicated by the person’s sex chromosomes, naturally occurring sex hormones, and external and internal genitalia present at birth”
Please send an email to members of the Florida Senate Health Policy committee today and tell them to VOTE NO on SB 254. A template letter has been written for you and it only takes 1 minute to send or 3 minutes to modify and make your own.