FRANKFORT, Ky. (August 1, 2023) – The United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit last night ruled that Kentucky can continue to enforce Senate Bill 150. The commonsense law protects children from the irreversible effects of experimental drugs like puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones to try to change a child’s sex. Governor Beshear vetoed the sweeping legislation, which also keeps boys out of girls’ restrooms and locker rooms, and the General Assembly overrode his veto by overwhelming margins. With this ruling, SB 150 remains in full force.
Following the ruling, Attorney General Cameron released this statement:
“Allowing impressionable kids to take puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones isn’t treatment, it’s tragedy. I’m grateful to the Sixth Circuit for recognizing Kentucky’s prerogative to protect its kids from these experimental drugs. Last night’s ruling was a win for Kentuckians, and a win for our values. I’m proud to lead the fight against the left’s dangerous gender ideology, and I’ll continue to defend SB 150 and stand up for our kids for as long as it takes.”
Because of Attorney General Cameron’s advocacy, SB 150 has been in place protecting Kentucky children since July 14, when a federal district court agreed with his position. Attorney General Cameron’s team will argue in the Sixth Circuit in defense of SB 150 in the coming weeks. A final decision from the Sixth Circuit is expected by September 30.
To view a copy of the Sixth Circuit’s decision, click here.