Gov. Noem concerned about gender reassignment bill in state House
PIERRE, S.D. — Governor Kristi Noem tonight saying she has concerns about the bill that would ban doctors from helping children under 16 go through a change of gender.
The bill, which passed through a House committee this week, would make it illegal for physicians to perform surgery or administer puberty-blocking or hormone medications. The doctor would be charged with a Class 1 misdemeanor and could get up to a year in jail.
The bill is now set to go to the full House for consideration. Noem today declined to offer full support or disapproval.
The ACLU vows to sue the state should the bill become law.