Gov. Ron DeSantis said that he would sign legislation banning transgender surgeries for minors “for sure” during a Monday interview with the Daily Caller News Foundation.
The Florida Republican made the comments during an interview with the DCNF’s Mary Margaret Olohan in Miami, Florida, where he discussed how he handled lockdowns in his state, Dr. Anthony Fauci’s leaked emails, transgender athletes in sports, and more.
“I’m very much opposed to chemical castration of minors, I honestly didn’t know this existed until a few years ago,” DeSantis said.
“That would be something I would sign for sure,” he said.
Earlier this year, Florida lawmakers introduced legislation to ban transgender surgeries and procedures for children, titled the Youth Gender and Sexual Identity Act, but the bill died in a Professions & Public Health Subcommittee on April 30.
DeSantis also spoke of the latest controversy surrounding Fauci’s leaked emails.
“To me the most troubling thing was the way they were trying to scurry to tamp down any inquiry in the origins of COVID,” the governor said of the Fauci emails. “They did not want this lab leak hypothesis to be tested or investigated. And you have to understand why, especially now a year later when we know there really is no other really strong explanation for how this thing could have started.”
“I think that’s because there was U.S. money that has gone to fund this type of research,” he continued. “I think that some of these grants end up in these charities that can end up in Wuhan. And I think all that needs to be investigated.”
This is an excerpt from the Daily Caller.
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