‘ Jeopardy! ‘ champion Amy Schneider opposes Ohio legal guidelines to ban gender-affirming surgical treatments for minors

Amy Schneider, a "Jeopardy!" champion, is planning on attending the hearing for an Ohio bill that would ban gender-affirming surgeries for minors at the Ohio Statehouse.

“Jeopardy!” Champion Amy Schneider opposes Ohio legislation which would ban gender affirming procedures and therapies for children.

The Dayton native, who was first transgender person to be granted Jeopardy’s “Tournament of Champions”, is expected to attend Wednesday’s hearing at the Ohio Statehouse.

The bill would prohibit the use hormones, puberty blocksers and gender reassignment surgeries for children younger than 18. If the Republican-led Legislature passes the bill, doctors could be disciplined and subject to civil lawsuits.



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Schneider, an advocacy group Equality Ohio, stated that “it’s important that LGBTQ+ Ohioans (and those who love them) fight to protect children whose safety and health would be endangered because of this misguided legislation.”

GOP Rep. Gary Click was one of the bill’s sponsors. He stated that the bill was about protecting children’s rights to choose whether they will participate or not in gender-affirming therapies or procedures after they turn 18.




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Republicans from the Ohio House approved legislation in June that prohibits transgender girls participating in school sports. The fate of this bill is still unknown. GOP Governor. Mike DeWine questioned the necessity of such a ban and stated that it should be handled through leagues and athletic organizations.

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