DOJ Intervenes In ACLU Lawsuits Against Tennessee and Alabama Laws Which Prohibit Gender Transitions For Minors

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The Department of Justice has intervened in two American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) cases which challenge recently passed laws in Tennessee and Alabama that prohibit gender transition procedures for minors. In the case of Tennessee’s SB1, the DOJ claims that the law violates the equal protection clause of the 14th Amendment.  The DOJ complaint argues that a person’s gender is their “core sense of belonging” and that a person’s sex is “assigned at birth,” ignoring the facts of biology and science in regards to gender. David Fowler, president of the Family Action Council of Tennessee said, “The Department of Justice, under the guise of ‘equal protection,’ would have the court reconfigure the understanding of persons under the Constitution from being what they were at common law…mean(ing) transgender ideology now defines what it means to be human and a person.”