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New York becomes sanctuary state for transgender children, will not arrest anyone who performs child sex-change surgeries
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New York becomes sanctuary state for transgender children, will not arrest anyone who performs child sex-change surgeries

New York Governor Kathy Hochul has signed legislation into law that has made the state a sanctuary for those who have illegally given children sex-change drugs, hormones, or surgeries.

Hochul finalized the legislation ahead of her appearance at the New York City Pride parade according to TimCast, which was co-sponsored by four New York state senators.

Authorities in the state are henceforth prohibited from cooperating with investigations from other states into individuals who have broken related laws in their jurisdiction. The state will not provide information about or arrest individuals who have been involved with what is colloquially known as "gender-affirming care" by those who support sex changes for children.

The changes also affect family law in New York; the state will not remove a child from their guardian if that person was attempting to illegally provide their child with a sex change.

New York Senate Bill S2475B "prohibits consideration of a law of another state that authorizes a child to be removed from their parent or guardian based on the parent or guardian allowing their child to receive gender-affirming care in custody cases," the law reads.

Law enforcement agencies are barred from "cooperating with or providing information to any individual or out-of-state agency or department regarding the provision of lawful gender-affirming care performed in this state," as well.

“I stand together with champions of this movement who have joined us today to say no more,” Hochul said, according to the Gothamist. “We will give you the template, rest of the country. We will show you what you need to do.”

The state now "prohibits the issuance of a subpoena in connection with certain out-of-state proceedings relating to seeking health or related information about people who come to New York to receive gender-affirming care," and "prohibits the arrest of a person for performing or aiding in the lawful performance of gender-affirming care within this state."

New York has become a state where children can unequivocally be given sex changes without punishment from the government as the bill plainly stated such a person cannot be arrested:

“A police officer may not arrest any person for performing or aiding in the performance of gender-affirming care within this state, or in procuring or aiding in the procurement of gender-affirming care in this state, if the gender-affirming care is performed in accordance with the provisions of any other applicable law of this state."

TimCast also reported that Governor Hochul signed an amendment that required New York State employees to use "preferred pronouns" as well.

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