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Corporations Lobby Texas To Support Sex Changes For Kids

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Apple, Google, Microsoft and other companies called on Texas to abandon its effort to treat medical transitions for transgender children as child abuse in an open letter Friday.

“Discrimination is bad for business,” the companies warned before urging public leaders to “abandon efforts to write discrimination into law and policy.”

“The recent attempt to criminalize a parent for helping their transgender child access medically necessary, age-appropriate healthcare in the state of Texas goes against the values of our companies,” the open letter said.

Researchers may claim gender transition treatments help drive down suicide rates for transgender people, particularly when performed during childhood, Healthline reported.

“It’s clear that gender-affirming care has the potential to reduce rates of depression and suicide attempts while banning this vital care and exposing young people to harmful political rhetoric can cause real harm,” said Amit Paley, CEO and executive director of The Trevor Project, according to NBC News.

Doctors and scientists have pointed to “emerging evidence of [puberty blockers’] adverse effects on the bone and brain health,” and they have expressed concerns that “puberty blockers may consolidate gender dysphoria in young people, putting them on a lifelong path of biomedical interventions.”

“This policy creates fear for employees and their families, especially those with transgender children, who might now be faced with choosing to provide the best possible medical care for their children but risk having those children removed by child protective services for doing so,” the companies’ open letter said.

The open letter was signed by more than 60 companies, and it was displayed in a full-page advertisement in The Dallas Morning News, according to The New York Times. The bottom of the ad directs readers to visit the Human Rights Campaign’s website.

Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott ordered the state’s Department of Family and Protective Services to investigate instances of children undergoing medical sex change treatments, including “reassignment surgeries that can cause sterilization, mastectomies, removals of otherwise healthy body parts, and administration of puberty-blocking drugs or supraphysiologic doses of testosterone or estrogen,” as child abuse in a late February letter.

Apple, Google and Microsoft did not immediately respond to the Daily Caller News Foundation’s requests for comment.

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  1. FOLLOW THE SCIENCE??
    The Y chromosome is one of the two sex chromosomes in humans (the other is the X chromosome). The sex chromosomes form one of the 23 pairs of human chromosomes in each cell. The Y chromosome spans more than 59 million building blocks of DNA (base pairs) and represents almost 2 percent of the total DNA in cells.

    Each person normally has one pair of sex chromosomes in each cell. The Y chromosome is present in males, who have one X and one Y chromosome, while females have two X chromosomes.

  2. Why do these big corporations think that trying to save children from abuse is discrimination? Children are not considered adult till the age of 18 and even then, their brain isn’t fully developed. Children shouldn’t give themselves up to mutilation and drug therapies because their parents have encouraged their doubts about themselves, young children can be manipulated easily even if an adult thinks they are helping.. Let them grow up enough to make their own decisions. Children who are unhappy about who they are can always decide later if they still want to be another being instead of themselves. They aren’t happy no matter what happens. So many are miserable because of a mental condition not a hormone condition. I have seen it happen and that child is now an unhappy 20 something. But her mom and her aunt encouraged her to change and not to let anyone try to stop her. I haven’t seen her since she was a young girl, but I hear about her. They feel sad for her but there’s nothing to be done now. The two major adults in her life helped her wreck her life.

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