LP Oregon Resolution Concerning Childhood Sex Changes


Sonja Feintech – LPO Public Policy Board Secretary

Libertarian Party of Oregon Public Policy Board



Libertarian Party of Oregon Public Policy Board
Resolution 23-01 Concerning Childhood Sex Changes and Transitional Hormone Therapy

The Libertarian Party Platform Planks 1.1, 1.5 and 2.13 encompass Parental Rights, Self-Ownership and Healthcare, adopted in 2016 as reaffirmed in Convention, May 2022.

Oregon: The Libertarian Party of Oregon Public Policy Board announced Resolution 23-01 Concerning Childhood Sex Changes and Transitional Hormone Therapy, a resolution voted on by the elected Public Policy Board. 

This resolution declares that whereas children are unable to consent, surgery and hormone therapy causes irreversible harm that is tantamount to child abuse.

It is already illegal for parents and caretakers to abuse their own children,” says Sonja Feintech, Public Policy Board Secretary at the Libertarian Party of Oregon. “We have very strong laws already in place to criminalize the abuse of children and the level of harm that irreversible gender surgery and hormone therapy qualifies as abuse, one hundred percent.

This resolution includes:

Whereas, children are not capable of consent; this is why we call them children (and not adults). 

Whereas, Libertarians fully support the right of adults to transition or undergo any medical treatment they desire to. We support all members of the LGBT+ community to live their lives as they see fit. All individuals have the same rights. 

Whereas, child abuse consists of any act of commission or omission that endangers or impairs a child’s physical or emotional health and development. Child abuse includes any damage done to a child which cannot be reasonably explained and which is often represented by an injury or series of injuries appearing to be non-accidental in nature.

IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED, the Libertarian Party of Oregon considers both transitional hormone therapy and surgical gender re-assignment surgery on children to be child abuse. 

This Resolution will be available starting 2/20/23, for public dissemination. For more

information on PPB resolutions, visit www.lporegon.org/category/public-policy/.

About the Libertarian Public Policy Board: The Public Policy Board is a newly created body of the Libertarian Party of Oregon and acts as the public outreach and policy creator branch of the Oregon Libertarian Party. Article 6, Section 2 of the Libertarian Party of Oregon’s Bylaws allows the Public Policy Board to, by three quarters vote, adopt positions on specific matters of public policy.

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