‘Classic example of judicial activism!’ Brad Dacus fumes as Florida ban on gender-affirming healthcare is STRUCK down

‘Classic example of judicial activism!’ Brad Dacus fumes as Florida ban on gender-affirming healthcare is STRUCK down

Brad Dacus blasts 'judicial activism'

Ben Chapman

By Ben Chapman

Published: 17/06/2024

- 18:04

Dacus said the law in place is an 'excellent' one

Brad Dacus from the Pacific Justice Institute has hit out at a ruling that has struck down parts of Florida’s ban of puberty blockers and hormone therapy for transgender children and restrictions on gender-affirming healthcare for adults.

Speaking to GBN America from the Turning Point conference, Dacus said the law in place is an “excellent” one and should be protected.

The restrictions were signed into law by Republican Florida Governor Ron DeSantis in 2023.

According to Dacus, similar measures are being introduced across America which can only be a good thing.

Brad Dacus and an LGBT flag

Brad Dacus hit out at the ruling


“This is a classic example of judicial activism”, he said in reference to parts of the law being struck down.

“The law is an excellent law. It protects children from outrageous abuse and harm, relating to cutting off body parts, hormonal injections resulting in permanent sterilisation, so it was an excellent law.

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“It will be overturned, if not by the Federal Circuit Court, then by the United States Supreme Court.

“It’s just a matter of time for it to go through the system and be corrected. The good news is, laws like this are being passed in states like Florida across the country, particularly what we call red states or freedom loving states that respect parents’ rights and protect children from outrageous, permanent harm.

“This is what this transgender movement is all about, we’re not really even talking about changing gender, we’re really talking about distorting gender and affirming confusion.”

A transgender man, who was a plaintiff in the lawsuit, testified that Florida’s new restrictions had interrupted his taking of testosterone when his prescription lapsed, causing distress, anxiety and depression.

The law allowed healthcare providers to continue providing puberty blockers or hormone therapy to children and adults who are not transgender.

Doctors who violated the law faced up to five years in prison.

The judge noted that Florida lawmakers and Governor DeSantis often appeared to take a stance against the trans movement.

That led the judge to suggest that this stance hindered the state’s lawyers from successfully arguing that the law was a good-faith effort to regulate healthcare.

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