About HB 1125 in Mississippi

Transgender people have survived for generations on the strength of our communities, our families, and each other. Even in the face of baseless attacks like HB 1125, transgender people will continue to speak the truth about who we are. Every family should have the right to do what is best for their child, and we will never stop fighting for a world in which every child, transgender or not, is loved and supported for who they are.

Below is some information about HB 1125. This material is intended for general informational purposes and is not legal advice.


About HB 1125

Here's what you need to know. 

About HB 1125
  • HB 1125 applies to minors in Mississippi, not adults.
    • That means people who are 18 years old or older can still seek gender-affirming care in Mississippi.
    • The law creates civil liability and enforcement by the Attorney General of Mississippi for providing, or aiding and abetting the provision of, gender transition procedures for minors.
  • HB 1125 does not contain any provisions regarding child abuse or neglect.
  • HB 1125 does not require any criminal penalties or criminal liability.


Frequently asked questions about HB 1125.


Can I still support my transgender child?

Absolutely. No law can stop your child from being who they are. Love, affirmation, and support from families protects transgender youth, and is more important than ever. Your child deserves a safe place to grow and thrive, and to speak the truth about who they are.

I am a transgender youth. Can I still use a name and pronouns that match my gender identity?

Yes. The bill does not prohibit using a name and pronouns that affirm who you are. You can also still petition to change your name in court, and apply to obtain a U.S. passport with your correct gender marker.

I’m a transgender adult. Can I still receive gender-affirming care in Mississippi?

Yes. The bill does not apply to people who are 18 years old or older.

I’m a medical provider. Can I still see transgender patients who are minors?

All minors should still receive routine medical care. The bill does not prohibit mental health treatment, such as counseling. The bill prohibits “gender transition procedures,” which are defined as the “medical or surgical services” listed in the statute when used “for the purpose of assisting an individual with a gender transition.” The bill does not prohibit medical treatments when performed for another purpose, such as treatment for precocious or delayed puberty, menstrual disorders, hormonal birth control methods, or cancer treatments.

This content is intended to serve as general information. It is not intended to be legal advice.

Anyone who is directly affected by the new law can reach out to LGBTQ@aclu-ms.org.