The Wisconsin Senate has approved a bill, sponsored by Republicans, that would ban gender-affirming surgery for minors. Democratic Governor Tony Evers has stated that he will veto the measure. The bill has faced opposition from Democrats, medical experts, and LGBTQ+ advocates who argue that the ban would harm transgender and nonbinary youth and add to their mental health challenges. Similar bills restricting gender-affirming medical care for transgender minors have been enacted in at least 22 other states, leading to discrimination lawsuits. The Wisconsin bill is part of a larger effort in the state to limit the rights of transgender individuals.
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