Alaska’s closest geographical neighbor in the U.S. is about to let minor children get irreversible sex-change surgeries without their parents’ permission.

The Washington State House and Senate have passed a bill that would give youth shelters authority to help runaway kids remove breasts, take cross-sex hormones or access other so-called “gender-affirming” surgical procedures without parental involvement.

Senate Bill 5599 passed both chambers and is expected to head to Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee’s desk. If signed, it would take effect by the end of the summer.

Under the new legal framework, youth shelters or host homes will not need parental permission if a runaway child wants cross-sex surgeries or abortions.

Conservative House Republican, Rep. Jim Walsh, condemned the bill as an attack on parents by the “machinery of state government.”

“Since the vote on SB 5599, I’ve been contacted by thousands of concerned Washingtonians about this attack on parents’ rights and families,” Walsh said. “Sponsors and supporters of this bill have overstepped the constitution and case law in promoting this policy, which would allow state bureaucrats to hide minor children from custodial parents and legal guardians. This bill is wrong — legally, ethically and morally.”

He added that the legislation “turns the power and machinery of state government against families.”

“Lawmakers promoting these changes put wedges between children and their parents, grandparents and the people who love them,” Walsh added.

The bill will have a direct impact on medical centers like the Seattle Children’s Hospital, which offers myriad cross-sex surgeries and puberty blockers for teens from Washington, Alaska, Wyoming, Idaho and Montana.

“For gender-affirming genital procedures, patients must be 18 or older by the time of surgery,” the hospital website states. “For other surgeries, timing depends on many factors, like the patient’s stage of puberty and how surgery fits with the rest of their gender-related healthcare. A typical age is mid-teens or older.”

Surgeries offered to children by the hospital include forehead reduction or expansion, nose reduction, facial fat grafting, cheek, jaw or chin alterations, Adam’s apple reduction or enlargement, breast implants or removal. The hospital will also graft or remove fat to “shape a person’s body to better match their gender identity.”

Genital surgeries for teens 18 years and up include removal of the penis and testicles and the creation of a tunnel to appear as a vagina. For biological females who wish to appear as male, the hospital will create the appearance of a penis by using tissue from the vulva, forearm, thigh or side.

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Washington State lawmakers agree to let kids get sex-change surgeries without parent permission

Joel Davidson
Joel is Editor-in-Chief of the Alaska Watchman. Joel is an award winning journalist and has been reporting for over 24 years, He is a proud father of 8 children, and lives in Palmer, Alaska.


  • Chuck Anziulewicz says:

    In most cases the young people in question have been kicked out of their homes for being LGBTQ.

  • Ruth Ewig says:

    “So God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created Him, male and female, He created them. Genesis 1:27 and “He answered, ‘Have you not read that He who created them from the beginning made them male and female,'” Matthew 19:4 God is very clear in 2 Chronicles 7:14. We need revival. We need to ask for forgiveness in our families and from the pulpits. We need to repent of the sin of abortion and sodomy and selfishness and greed and wickedness and doing harm thru legislation and criminal judges. We need God back in Alaska and America.

  • Proud Alaskan says:

    I say pure Evil
    Please take your children out of these woke, sick schools where they are grooming your kids, to question how God made them. It’s the serpent of Evil who comes to steal and destroy John 10:10

  • Steve P Peterson says:

    Washington east of the mountains should secede from the flaky left coast just like Eastern Oregon is attempting to do.

  • Patrick Henry says:

    Damn, if this speech is controlled by fascists, what is keft?

  • Patrick Henry says:

    So much for free speech. If someone doesn’t agree

  • Patrick Henry says:

    aside from not posting some of my other comments lol

    • Friend of Humanity says:

      Patrick, we all have to get past the filters to post. Not just you. Some of mine do not even make it to the boards and it is probably good. Got some good people looking out for us and allowing us to participate in posting comments below the articles.

  • Fat Albert says:

    A dark satanic cloud descends over Alaska and its children.

  • Fed Up Tax Payer says:

    Kicked out of their homes? So…. Bad choices have consequences! Why should other people have to fund bad choices? Alaska is following in Washingtons foot steps! Alaska has been infiltrated by outside liberalism! It’s got to go!
    Time for true Sourdoughs to stand up, speak up! When are we gonna learn!