NJ Senator introduces bill to ban gender reassignment in boys and girls

There have been discussions, and even moral and ethical debates, in statehouses in Trenton, classrooms, offices, businesses, and across communities in New Jersey regarding school sex education and all that it means.

There is also growing concern, for some or many, about how all these points of discussion affect the minds of young men, boys and girls.

A South Jersey senator introduced legislation Thursday that would not allow boys and girls to have any irreversible treatment or surgery such as a sex change or anything that would prevent or delay puberty or lead to sterilization.

One of the arguments from third-term Republican Senator Ed Doer for introducing the Child Protection and Anti-Defamation Act is that children are too young to make life-changing decisions at their age.

“Children do not have the maturity to make life-changing medical decisions that cannot be undone,” Senator Alder said in a written statement. “We cannot rule out the fact that 10, 11 and 12-year-olds are highly vulnerable and can be influenced by adults who may push them to make choices they cannot fully understand. We can protect children from permanent and unnecessary harm by delaying these important decisions until become adults.”

According to Senator Alder, the bill prohibits anyone “in relation to an unliberated person under the age of 18” from engaging in, carrying out or causing the following practices.

  • Prescribing or giving puberty-preventing medication to stop or delay normal puberty.
  • Prescribing or administering upper doses of testosterone or other androgens to the female.
  • Prescribing or administering higher doses of estrogen to males.
  • Perform surgical procedures that result in sterilization, including, but not limited to, castration, vasectomy, hysterectomy, oophorectomy, orchiectomy, and penile resection.
  • Performing surgeries that construct artificial tissues with a genital appearance that differs from an individual’s gender, including, but not limited to, phalloplasty, phalloplasty, and vaginoplasty.
  • Removing any part or tissue that is healthy or not infected, except in the case of male circumcision.

If a person violates this law in any way, they will be charged with a third-degree crime, facing 3-5 years in prison, a fine of up to $15,000, or both.

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The exception, Senator Alder said of his bill is that it “would not apply to actions taken to treat a minor with a medically verifiable disorder of sexual development.”

“It is not child abuse to allow minors, including prepubescent children, to undergo life-changing treatments and surgeries that are medically unnecessary when they cannot understand the inevitable consequences of these procedures,” Senator Dorr said. “It is absolutely outrageous to allow children to consent to mutilation surgeries that can never be undone. No adult should ever look back wondering how he was allowed to make such huge decisions as a child that he now regrets.”

Is this a reason why so many in New Jersey don’t want sex education to be taught in schools and the Murphy administration is forcing it?

There has been a lot of conversation and confusion about what is or is not mandated, what should or should not be, what is or is not taught, and the clarity of choosing a child outside the classroom under the new sex education curriculum, should primary school children be taught this lessons, etc.

It came to a boiling point last month When some state Republican lawmakers and the New Jersey Education Association sparred over the “Don’t Say Like Me” bill introduced by Senator Ed Dorr.

NJEA ad ‘same thing’

NJEA “Same Thing” ad (YouTube)

NJEA released a video – Those who disagree with the opinion are described as “extremists”, which means they want to score political points.

The Republican Party posted a video of themselves The NJEA accused them of censorship, which some dismissed as a violation of expression and freedom of expression.

NJEA President Sean Spiller, Assembly Member NJ John DiMaio (Montclair Municipal Office / NJGOP / Townsquare Media)

NJEA President Sean Spiller, Assembly Member NJ John DiMaio (Montclair Municipal Office / NJGOP / Townsquare Media)

He has continued to stir debate among the Republican Party and State Democrats, the Republican Party and the NJEA, parents with moral, ethical, and religious concerns and the Murphy administration about what is really in the best interest of New Jersey’s children and what they know.

Two legislators in Monmouth County’s 13th District — Assemblyman Jerry Scharfenberger and Assemblyman Vicki Flynn — raised their concerns this week, Echoing what was voiced to them by voters, about the Murphy administration requiring schools to comply with new sex education standards or face the consequences.

They argue that the time, money, and resources spent on these lessons in schools should focus on learning loss in schools or suppressing crime in the community outside of any school matter.

New Jersey school districts, including Toms River Regional and Marlborough, came out to illustrate What is mandated and what is not taught and what will or will not be discussed at certain grade levels to try to alleviate any concern any parent or individual might have about what is or is not mentioned by any particular legislator to try and get as many as possible On the same page of understanding.

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Previous reports have been used by Dino Flamia, Patrick Lavery, and Erin Vogt in this article.

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