States are fighting back against the excesses of recent mandates to allow trans females to compete with biological females in women's' sports, and also against children receiving controversial hormone therapies.
The Alabama senate, according to CBS News, has just voted to make it a felony to perform hormone therapy and surgery on non-adults. The vote passed with flying colors, 23 to 4 in favor of approving the measure, called the Vulnerable Child Compassion and Protection Act.
This bill is also expected to easily pass the State House, since a similar "companion" bill has already been passed by them.
Over in Mississippi, a bill banning anyone other than biological females from women's sports is one small step from being made law, passing the State House by a similarly wide margin of 81-28. The bill will now go to Gov. Tate Reeves, who is also expected to sign it without incident.
According to ABC News, MS State Senator Angela Hill stated:
"If we do not move to protect female sports from biological males who have an unfair physiological advantage, we will eventually no longer have female sports."
Twenty-four other states are currently looking at similar legislation, partially in response to an Executive Order from President Joe Biden, which states, in part:
"Every person should be treated with respect and dignity and should be able to live without fear, no matter who they are or whom they love. Children should be able to learn without worrying about whether they will be denied access to the restroom, the locker room, or school sports."
"Adults should be able to earn a living and pursue a vocation knowing that they will not be fired, demoted, or mistreated because of whom they go home to or because how they dress does not conform to sex-based stereotypes."
"People should be able to access healthcare and secure a roof over their heads without being subjected to sex discrimination. All persons should receive equal treatment under the law, no matter their gender identity or sexual orientation."