[WASHINGTON] – The U.S. Supreme Court ruled today in Labrador v. Poe to narrow a lower court’s order to apply only to the challengers and allow Idaho to otherwise enforce its law that protects children from harmful and experimental drugs and procedures. Although activists challenged only certain parts of Idaho’s commonsense law, the lower court stopped the state from enforcing its entire law statewide, prohibiting Idaho from even protecting children under age five from irreversible surgeries that disfigure their bodies and stop their natural development.

The Supreme Court’s ruling allows Idaho to protect children as the case proceeds. Idaho Attorney General Raúl Labrador asked the court for that result in an emergency motion filed in February.

“I’ve witnessed firsthand the devastating consequences of drugs and procedures used on children with gender dysphoria. And it’s a preventable tragedy,” Labrador said. “The state has a duty to protect and support all children, and that’s why I’m proud to defend Idaho’s law that ensures children are not subjected to these life-altering drugs and procedures. Those suffering from gender dysphoria deserve love, support, and medical care rooted in biological reality. Denying the basic truth that boys and girls are biologically different hurts our kids. No one has the right to harm children, and I’m grateful that we, as the state, have the power—and duty—to protect them.”