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Left out in the cold?

Religious Liberty | The Supreme Court considers state amendment barring public funds for religious schools
by Steve West
Posted 1/28/20, 05:26 pm

It’s a long way from snowy Kalispell, Mont., to Washington, D.C, but for Kendra Espinoza and her daughters Naomi and Sarah, the trip to the U.S. Supreme Court last week was worth it.

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Experimenting on emotionally distressed children

Family | South Dakota pushes back against sex change treatment for minors
by Kiley Crossland
Posted 1/24/20, 04:11 pm

A South Dakota legislative committee approved a bill this week that would penalize medical professionals who prescribe hormone treatments or perform sex change surgeries for gender dysphoric children under age 16. Supporters of the measure argue the listed interventions are not healthcare but rather criminal acts against children too young to understand the long-term, irreversible effects.

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Utah bans ‘conversion therapy’

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 1/22/20, 11:26 am

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert, a Republican, called on state regulators to make a rule against so-called conversion therapy for minors after a legislative proposal failed. Officials confirmed that they finalized the rule late Tuesday, making Utah the 19th state to prohibit therapy aimed at changing minors’ sexual orientation, even if they ask for it.

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