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William Lamberth

Tennessee Majority Leaders William Lamberth, R-Portland, and Jack Johnson, R-Franklin, last week introduced the Protecting Children from Gender Mutilation Act, providing the nation’s strongest protections against the removal of a child’s healthy body parts.

House Bill 1/Senate Bill 1 bans medical interference that alters a child’s hormonal balance and procedures that remove their organs to enable the minor to identify as a gender different from their biological sex. It creates a private right of action allowing a minor injured due to a violation of the law to sue for damages. The legislation also allows courts to impose an additional $25,000 penalty for each violation.