NBC News report:
Mississippi on Tuesday became the seventh state to enact a restriction on certain transition-related health care for minors. Gov. Tate Reeves, a Republican, said he signed the bill, which bars puberty blockers, hormone therapy and surgery for minors, because “there is a dangerous movement spreading across America today.”
“It’s advancing under the guise of a false ideology, and pseudo science is being pushed onto our children through radical activist, social media and online influencers, and it’s trying to convince our children that they are in the wrong body,” Reeves said at a news conference Tuesday, after he signed the bill.
After he signed the bill, Reeves invited Matt Walsh, a commentator for the right-wing news outlet Daily Wire, to speak. Walsh has increasingly criticized hospitals, particularly Vanderbilt University Medical Center, for their treatment of transgender youth.
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Matt Walsh is a self-described “theocratic fascist.” Of course Reeves welcomed him. https://t.co/Rrkck15ehr
— Michael Foley (@michaelnfoley) February 28, 2023
NEW: Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves has signed a bill banning gender-affirming care for minors.
He invited Matt Walsh, a commentator for the right-wing news outlet Daily Wire, to speak at the bill signing.@NBCOUT @NBCNews https://t.co/fxZpYkN6gp
— Jo Yurcaba (@JoYurcaba) February 28, 2023