gender-affirming health care

Ohio House passes bill blocking gender-affirming care and trans athletes

BY: - June 22, 2023

The Ohio House of Representatives passed a controversial bill that would prevent doctors from providing gender-affirming care to trans youth and prevents trans athletes from participating in Ohio women’s sports.   Wednesday’s 64-28 vote comes a week after House Bill 6, dubbed the “Save Women’s Sports Act”, was added to House Bill 68, also known as […]

The Ohio Department of Education in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Graham Stokes for Ohio Capital Journal. Republish photo only with original story.)

Ohio lawmaker polls: Governor should decide education leader, state laws should regulate bathrooms

BY: - June 14, 2023

Recent polling of the Ohio General Assembly showed majority lawmaker support for executive-branch level selection of the new Ohio Department of Education leader, and legislative regulation of school bathroom policies. The polling, conducted regularly by Gongwer News Service and Werth PR, showed expected partisan splits on issues regarding education, children, and parents. Democrats polled by […]

Sponsor of Ohio trans youth health care ban claims no religious motive. Sermon suggests otherwise.

BY: - May 24, 2023

A four-year-old recorded sermon given by Ohio state Rep. Gary Click, R-Vickery, may shine a light on the religious motivations behind Ohio’s proposed health care ban for trans youth. The sermon, which was posted on the YouTube channel of Fremont Baptist Church, where Click is a pastor, shows Click defending conversion therapy and suggesting that […]

Ohio pediatric doctors decry government control of gender-affirming care

BY: - June 2, 2022

Doctors in Ohio’s major children’s hospitals say a bill that would regulate and restrict gender-affirming care puts both the patients and the doctors at risk, and brings government overreach into medical decisions. House Bill 454 had its fourth hearing in the Ohio House Families, Aging and Human Services Committee on Wednesday, where opponent testimony was […]

Fact checking claims about gender-affirming care

BY: - May 24, 2022

The following article was originally published on and is published in the Ohio Capital Journal under a content-sharing agreement. Unlike other OCJ articles, it is not available for free republication by other news outlets as it is owned by WEWS in Cleveland.   A controversial bill in the Ohio House would prohibit LGBTQ+ youth […]