DOJ threatens states that keep minors from receiving ‘gender-affirming care’

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Joe Biden and DOJ threaten states that keep minors from receiving ‘gender-affirming care’

Nearly a year ago, Joe Biden partnered with the LGBT advocacy organization known as the Human Rights Campaign to develop a master plan for taking states to court over so-called “anti-transgender” laws, and it looks like his DOJ (Department of Justice) is prepared to begin taking action against states that prevent minors from receiving “gender-affirming care.”

Biden first announced a plan to take states to court for not embracing his pro-transgender agenda shortly after he gave his first address to the joint session of Congress, and he instructed Congress to pass the anti-religious liberty Equality Act — it passed the House in 2019 and again in 2021 — in order to let “transgender Americans watching at home, especially young people who are so brave,” that he has their back.

But in response to recent actions taken by several states to protect women’s sports and a parent’s right to know what schools are teaching children, Joe Biden and the DOJ took action by sending a letter to all 50 state attorneys general threatening them with legal action if they did anything to prevent minors from receiving so-called gender-affirming care.

The letter was sent by Kristen Clarke, the Assistant Attorney General working in the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice.

You may recall that Clarke — she was confirmed by a vote of 51-48 thanks to Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) — was picked by Biden due to her radical track record in the areas of racism, antisemitism, and transgenderism.

For example, as the leader of the Black Students Association as an undergrad at Harvard, Clarke publicly contended that blacks are superior to whites physically and mentally because their brains contain higher amounts of neuro-melanin, as well as being spiritually superior. And her professional career shows a dedication to the proposition that identity — racial, ethnic, sex (including sexual identification), sexual preference, etc. — is more important than merit.

Immediately after her confirmation, Clarke’s identity politics were on display when she launched a lawsuit against the State of Georgia for passing a set of voting laws that Biden called “Jim Crow on steroids,” and her threat against states that keep minors from receiving gender-affirming care is another example.

Last week, the final day of Women’s History Month (March 31), was dubbed the Transgender Day of Visibility, and Joe Biden expressed his support of the DOJ’s threat against states preventing minors from receiving gender-affirming care when he emphasized his commitment to continue promoting the sexual abuse of children and do “even more” to make sure he reaches his goal:

“To parents of transgender children, affirming your child’s identity is one of the most powerful things you can do to keep them safe and healthy.”

So, what exactly is this “powerful” thing called gender-affirming care? provides the answer:

Wesley Smith, a senior fellow at the Discovery Institute, points to a guide just issued by the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Population Affairs. It explains what the Biden administration means:

Gender-affirming … consists of an array of services that may include medical, surgical, mental health, and nonmedical services for transgender and nonbinary people.

For transgender and nonbinary children and adolescents, early gender-affirming care is crucial to overall health and well-being as it allows the child or adolescent to focus on social transitions and can increase their confidence while navigating the health care system.

That’s vague and bureaucratic. But the guide then spells things out:

Social Affirmation: Adopting gender-affirming hairstyles, clothing, name, gender pronouns, and restrooms and other facilities. When: At any age or stage. Reversible.

Puberty Blockers: Using certain types of hormones to pause pubertal development. When: During puberty. Reversible.

Hormone Therapy: Testosterone hormones for those who were assigned female at birth; Estrogen hormones for those who were assigned male at birth. When: Early adolescence onward. Partially reversible.

Gender-Affirming Surgeries: “Top” surgery — to create male-typical chest shape or enhance breasts. “Bottom” surgery — surgery on genitals or reproductive organs. Facial feminization or other procedures. When: Typically used in adulthood or case-by-case in adolescence. Not reversible.

Pretty bad, but it gets worse. Joe Biden believes minors are capable of giving consent to their own sterilization. And his Department of Health and Human Services claims that gender-affirming care without limits or parental involvement is the proper standard of care for treating minors who struggle with their sexed bodies.

Next up for Joe Biden and the DOJ on the sexual abuse of children front is changing Title IX to provide equal protections for transgender students, including the “right” to access school bathrooms that match their gender identity and participate in school sports.

Unfortunately, his proposals stand a good chance of success thanks to Donald Trump’s “conservative” Supreme Court and the 6-3 ruling in Bostock v. Clayton County that created a never-existed-before inalienable right to transgenderism; the majority opinion was written by none other than Trump appointee Neil Gorsuch.

After noting how SCOTUS often uses interpretations of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act to “inform” interpretations of Title IX — which is how Bostock v. Clayton was determined — the Civil Rights Division of Biden’s Department of Justice released a three-page memo detailing how they would follow this same logic to apply anti-discrimination measures to schools that receive federal funding:

“After considering the text of Title IX, Supreme Court caselaw, and developing jurisprudence in this area, the Division has determined that the best reading of Title IX’s prohibition on discrimination ‘on the basis of sex’ is that it includes discrimination on the basis of gender identity and sexual orientation.” (emphasis mine)

Barack Obama spent most of his time near the end of his presidency promoting the sexual abuse of children by forcing public schools to accept transgender students as normal and mentally healthy, and in March 2016, the American College of Pediatricians issued a statement in response to the Obama’s actions.

The ACP called transgenderism, at best, a sign of “confused thinking” and not a “genetic marker of a [biological] disorder.” The statement described such thinking as a problem that exists in the mind and not the body and that “it should be treated as such,” and it concluded:

“Conditioning children into believing a lifetime of chemical and surgical impersonation of the opposite sex is normal and healthful is child abuse.”

Unfortunately, Joe Biden, Democrats, and most of the Republican Party don’t agree with the ACP, so they’re ready, willing, and able to jump in to support the DOJ against states that keep minors from receiving gender-affirming care.

The evolution from ignoring things done “between two consenting adults in private” to government-enforced, mandatory acceptance of sexual deviancy has been occurring for decades, and the casualties left in the rubble of this persistent march toward Sodom continue to pile up.

The LGBT culture war marches on, destroying the religious-liberty rights of Americans — just as we knew would happen following the Obergefell same-sex marriage decision — leaving our children as the casualties.


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