TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA — A federal judge blocked a new Florida law that prohibits doctors from butchering teenagers who are confused about their gender.
U.S. District Court Judge Robert Hinkle issued a preliminary injunction on Tuesday preventing the new restrictions from being applied to three teens whose parents are currently suing the state.
The parents want to give their children puberty blocking drugs which disrupt the body’s normal hormone production.
On May 17, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed into law a bill that prevents adults from unnecessarily mutilating children under the guise of “gender-affirming care.” The law threatens violators with a third-degree felony.
Hinkle, a Clinton-appointee, calls the law “anti-transgender bigotry” and ironically claims that the “adolescent children will suffer irreparable harm” if they are denied these harmful drugs.
“There are those who incorrectly but sincerely believe that gender identity is not real but instead just a choice,” Hinkle writes. “The great weight of medical authority supports these treatments.”
The “treatments” include surgeries to remove genitalia, reproductive organs and other body parts. Florida’s new law banned these surgeries from being conducted on minors.
A Swedish study from 2011 found that the suicide rate of people who undergo a sex change operation is 20 times higher than that of their peers.
Tuesday is not the first time that Hinkle sided with the Left on a controversial issue in Florida. In 2014, he ruled that the state’s ban on homosexual marriage was unconstitutional.