WI Reps: We’ll Withhold Funds From Trans ‘Sanctuary’ County

Article originally appeared on thefederalist.com.

Dane County, Wisconsin’s second-most populous county that includes the capital city of Madison, is set to pass a resolution that will make the area a “sanctuary for trans and nonbinary individuals.” The Federalist spoke with a handful of Wisconsin state representatives who are threatening to use “the power of the purse” against the county if the resolution passes.

The resolution says that if the state passes any legislation to protect children from chemically castrating wrong-sex hormones, puberty blockers, or mutilative surgeries, the Dane County sheriff is urged to make enforcement of such laws his “lowest priority.” According to the resolution, access to wrongly termed “gender-affirming” drugs and surgeries is a “fundamental right” for everyone, including children.

While the resolution explicitly urges law enforcement to look the other way for cases of genital mutilation and chemical castration, even among children, it also implies that other damaging …

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