Voe v. Mansfield, Middle District of North Carolina

Executive Summary

 The National Health Law Program (NHeLP) and Lambda Legal sued the State of North Carolina to block implementation of a discriminatory law banning the provision of medically necessary care for transgender North Carolina youth. The legal advocates simultaneously filed a motion for preliminary injunction seeking to block enforcement of the ban as the court challenge proceeds.

The lawsuit challenges North Carolina’s “Act to Prohibit Gender Transition Procedures For Minors” (“HB 808”), which took effect August 16, 2023 immediately upon the legislature’s override of the governor’s veto. HB 808 prohibits medical professionals from providing gender-affirming medical care to transgender adolescents diagnosed with gender dysphoria. Transgender adolescents who were already receiving necessary and appropriate care as of August 1 are allowed to continue with their course of treatment.

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