State Senator Files Backup Bill to Recently Introduced Trans Drag Show Bill

Sen. Janice Bowling, R-Tullahoma, discusses a bill to make the Holy Bible the official book of Tennessee during a Senate Judiciary Committee meeting in Nashville, Tenn., on Tuesday, March 29, 2016. Bowling and Sen. Todd Gardenhire, R-Chattanooga, right, later joined in advancing the measure to a full Senate floor vote. (AP Photo/Erik Schelzig)

Sen. Janice Bowling, R-Tullahoma, discusses a bill to make the Holy Bible the official book of Tennessee during a Senate Judiciary Committee meeting in Nashville, Tenn., on Tuesday, March 29, 2016. Bowling and Sen. Todd Gardenhire, R-Chattanooga, right, later joined in advancing the measure to a full Senate floor vote. (AP Photo/Erik Schelzig)

Tennessee Star

A state senator from Tennessee has introduced a bill that would disallow changes to a recent bill filed by another state senator.

SB 005, as introduced, “enacts the ‘Youth Health Protection Act,’” otherwise known as SB 001.

SB 005 was introduced by State Senator Janice Bowling (R-Tullahoma).

“It is there in case someone tries to alter the Senate Bill 0001 in any way to weaken what it needs to do on behalf of the minor children in the state of Tennessee,” Bowling reportedly said of the bill.

SB 001 disallows doctors from performing sex change surgeries on children.

“As introduced, prohibits a healthcare provider from performing on a minor or administering to a minor a medical procedure if the performance or administration of the procedure is for the purpose of enabling a minor to identify with, or live as, a purported identity inconsistent with the minor’s sex,” the bill, introduced by State Sen. Jack Johnson (R-Brentwood).

Its Tennessee State House counterpart is HB 1, introduced by State Representative William Lamberth (R-Cottontown).

“The legislature determines that medical procedures that alter a minor’s hormonal balance, remove a minor’s sex organs, or otherwise change a minor’s physical appearance are harmful to a minor when these medical procedures are performed for the purpose of enabling a minor to identify with, or live as, a purported identity inconsistent with the minor’s sex or treating purported discomfort or distress from a discordance between the minor’s sex and asserted identity,” that bill says.

Brentwood has been on a recent tear, crusading against the hot button issue of transgenderism in American culture.

He also introduced SB 003, banning transgender drag shows for children.

“It is an offense for a person to engage in an adult cabaret performance … on public property; or … in a location where the adult cabaret performance could be viewed by a person who is not an adult,” the text of SB 003 says.

“‘Adult cabaret performance’ means a performance in a location other than an adult cabaret that features topless dancers, go-go dancers, exotic dancers, strippers, male or female impersonators who provide entertainment that appeals to a prurient interest, or similar entertainers, regardless of whether or not performed for consideration,” according to the bill.


Pete D’Abrosca is a reporter at The Tennessee Star and The Star News Network. Follow Pete on Twitter. Email tips to dabroscareports@gmail.com.

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