Alaska Attorney General Treg Taylor

Alaska Attorney General Treg Taylor signed onto a court brief denouncing cross-sex drugs and transgender surgeries as “experimental” and raising concerns about the irreversible consequences and mutilating practices associated with so-called “gender affirming” care.

Taylor joined 19 other state attorneys general last month in an amicus brief that was spearheaded by Missouri Attorney General Andrew Bailey for the Fourth Circuit U.S. Appeals Court.

Taylor signed onto the brief even though the Alaska Dept. of Health & Social Services agreed in 2021 to use public funds to pay for surgeries and hormones that alter a person’s appearance in order to make them appear as the opposite sex. Alaska accepted a court settlement to include these controversial procedures in its Medicaid program after being sued in federal district court. Plaintiffs alleged that Alaska was violating the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment and the Affordable Care Act.

Prior to sending the May 25 court brief from 20 attorneys general, Missouri AG Bailey signed off on a new emergency rule for his state that imposes limits on life altering surgeries for both minors and adults who suffer from gender confusion.

The Republican AGs emphasized that is it objectively wrong to suggest that irreversible mutilations and powerful hormone treatments are somehow “evidence-based.”

LGBTQ activists, with the legal aid of the ACLU, are suing to block the new rule in Missouri.

The amicus brief defends each state’s right to enact rules over certain medical procedures and interventions that are fraught with extensive uncertainty and widespread scientific disagreement.

The brief raises serious objections to two court rulings against West Virginia and North Carolina, which blocked the states’ ability to set limits on transgender interventions.

The AGs argue that the science is simply unsettled when it comes to mutilating surgeries, cross-sex hormones and puberty blockers.

The Republican AGs emphasized that is it objectively wrong to suggest that irreversible mutilations and powerful hormone treatments are somehow “evidence-based.”

“[A]ny claim that chemical or surgical intervention to treat gender dysphoria is ‘evidence-based’ or settled within the medical community is simply wrong,” they said. “For these interventions, the evidence is lacking.”

The AGs noted that many European countries now consider these procedures to be risky and lacking in scientific rigor.

The brief concludes with an appeal to the court to give states broad leeway in regulating and restricting practices that are broadly disputed as “areas of uncertainty.”

In addition to Alaska and Missouri, other states that signed onto the court brief were:

Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas, Utah and Virginia.

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Alaska joins 19-states in telling court that trans drugs & surgeries are ‘experimental’

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.


  • Jon and Ruth Ewig says:

    This is awesome!!! We watched a sermon about “gender and gender confusion” by Pastor Troy Dobbs, Grace Church. Hearing the Truth gave me good sleep last night in this chaotic. Our Attorney General Tregg Taylor is “spot on!”


    We need to keep this momentum. This ideation which seeks to mutilate and chemically interfere with nature (natural/moral law) will create more harm than we could ever image for young people right now and for future generations. We have seen the damages that have occurred throughout history as isolated incidents but the scale of this disordered movement concerning gender (which is a relatively new concept and erroneous at that) threatens humanity at large. This pure, malicious, confused, disordered movement is evil and it is laser-focused on destroying the innocence of children while pushing a more nefarious agenda of pedophilia! We must stop accepting, promoting, encouraging, and allowing disordered confusion to be “normalized” or humanity will suffer catastrophic consequences.
    +JMJ+ Plead for us at the right hand of God Almighty!

  • Friend of Humanity says:

    Texas Governor signed into law a ban on gender-affirming care for most minors. It is a start. Why isn’t Governor Dunleavy taking a stand like this? Looks like he would have the power to do so.

  • Shelia says:

    A great step forward! Kids really are so easily influenced. Too bad the Alaska legislature is so leftist that they can’t pass something that would protect the kids. HB105 would have been a great step, but the legislature freaked out when all of the trans activists showed up and killed the real intent of the bill. Alaskans did not support it and are paying the price, but as usual are blaming the governor. He leads, but Alaskans sit on their butts instead of realizing that they have to fight for positive changes. Alaskans, get into the fight!

  • Dorothy says:

    Agree with a ban on gender- affirming are for minors. Thank you Alaska Attorney General Treg Taylor for taking the right stance.

  • Clark says:

    Make me a list of the USs most homophobic and transphobic states without saying its a list of the most homophobic and transphobic states! .

    States trying to ban heath care for our most vulnerable citizens is tyrannical. At a minimum its trampling on the rights of parents to determine what healthcare their children need. What it actually amounts to is murder. Because denying these kids the treatment they need will cause a great deal more of them to kill themselves. Thats not a theory, its a fact. Every study ever done shows that affirming kids that identify as trans greatly reduces their chances of suicide.