US Supreme Court to hear challenge to ban on transgender care for minors

FILE PHOTO: The U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court agreed on Monday to decide the legality of Republican-backed state bans on gender-affirming medical care for transgender minors as the justices waded into another contentious issue implicating LGBT rights.

They took up an appeal by Democratic President Joe Biden's administration of a lower court's decision upholding a ban on medical treatments including hormones and surgeries for minors experiencing gender dysphoria in Tennessee.

(Reporting by Andrew Chung; Editing by Will Dunham)