Speaking Out on GAC – The New York Times received backlash from LGBT activists again for publishing another look at "Gender Affirming Care" (GAC), because it was less than fully supportive. The article profiled the claims of Jamie Reed, a whistleblower who had worked at the gender clinic at St. Louis Children's Hospital, along with detransitioners who have signaled their concerns with the protocols.
More on GAC – The American Acadmey of Pediatrics academy reiterated its support for GAC, but announced that it is conducting a "systematic review" (the highest level of evidence evaluation) regarding its 2018 endorsement of GAC. Policy reversals on GAC in the United Kingdom and Sweden were preceded by systematic reviews.
Courts – A Massachusetts couple sued the state for denying their eligibility to provide foster care on the basis of their religious beliefs regarding marriage and family. A Catholic school in New Jersey was allowed by a ruling of the state's supreme court to enforce its employee code of conduct in accordance with Church teaching on sex and marriage. A Maryland court ruled against parents who objected to the school district's decision not to notify them of curriculum materials promoting gender ideology, in spite of the state's opt-out laws. A Michigan farmer won a suit against the city of East Lansing for banning him from a public farmer's market for allowing his farm to be a wedding venue only for opposite-sex couples.
States – The 11th US Circuit Court of Appeals upheld an Alabama law banning GAC for minors until it goes to trial in April 2024. Parents in California protested at the statehouse in opposition to upcoming legislation that would curtail parental rights in education with respect to gender ideology. A Georgia court temporarily blocked a state law banning GAC for minors. An Idaho law banning female-identifying males from women's sports was blocked by the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals. A Missouri law banning GAC for minors was allowed to take effect in spite of a legal challenge from the ACLU. North Carolina upheld recent laws defending human sexuality in medicine, education, and sports, overriding vetoes from the governor. A Texas law banning GAC for minors will go into effect until the state's supreme court can rule on it.
International – The world governing body for chess banned female-identifying men from competing in the women's category, in spite of not involving physical competition. British Rowing also banned female-identifying men from competing in women's events and created a third "open" category.