Protect Trans Youth, Stop HB 68
House Bill 68 would ban critical, gender-affirming healthcare for minors, while further stigmatizing the transgender and non-binary community and their needs. Important medical decisions should remain between youths, their families, and medical providers – not our politicians.
This harmful legislation also negatively impacts physicians by threatening to remove the licenses of those who provide gender-affirming care and opening the door for civil lawsuits. HB 68 also places burdensome requirements on mental health professionals to report private information about their patients.
Additionally, on June 14, HB 68 was amended to include harmful language that was previously in House Bill 6, Ohio's shameful anti-trans sports bill. Now on top of putting imperative healthcare resources at risk, HB 68 would ban trans girls and women from playing on sports teams that match their gender identities.
Let’s be clear – HB 68 is extreme government overreach and state-sponsored bullying of trans and gender non-conforming Ohioans.
Legislators have no business banning evidence-based science, especially affirming, professionally endorsed services by physicians, mental health professionals, and other licensed providers OR barring them from participating in sports. Trans youth belong, and discrimination has no place in our state.
TAKE ACTION: Contact the Senate Government Oversight Committee and tell them to vote NO on HB 68.
Members of the Senate Government Oversight Committee