LGBTQ advocates who support sex alteration surgeries and transgender hormone administration for minors have been sounding off in response to a recent Supreme Court announcement that the high court would be hearing arguments over whether such medical practices can be banned in the case of children.

The Supreme Court will be hearing a challenge to a Tennessee law that bans transgender procedures for minors. The law, which was passed last year, put in place civil penalties for doctors who violate the law, as previously reported by The Dallas Express.

Currently, almost half the states in the United States have passed similar laws.

“It’s simple: Everyone deserves access to the medical care that they need, and transgender and non-binary young people are no exception,” Kelley Robinson, president of the Human Rights Campaign, told CNN. “No politician should be able to interfere in decisions that are best made between families and doctors, particularly when that care is necessary and best practice.”

LGBTQ activists in Texas who support minors undergoing transgender procedures have also weighed in on the Supreme Court’s decision to hear the Tennessee case.

“If the case were to go in the direction of overturning the ban, it would reopen the opportunities for trans youth here in Texas that were closed by the passage of our healthcare ban in the last legislative session,” Brad Pritchett with Equality Texas said, according to NBC 5 DFW.

“When these bans get passed, parents have to make a decision. And that decision is, do they take healthcare away from their child, healthcare that they have watched, save their child, have watched, allow their child to live as their full self,” Pritchett went on. “Or are they going to try to pack up and go someplace that’s safer for their family? And unfortunately, what we’ve seen in Texas is parents having to do that.”

Tennessee Attorney General Jonathan Skrmetti is hopeful that the Supreme Court will side with Tennessee and prevent minors from undergoing such procedures.

“We fought hard to defend Tennessee’s law protecting kids from irreversible gender treatments and secured a thoughtful and well-reasoned opinion from the Sixth Circuit,” Skrmetti told Fox News. “I look forward to finishing the fight in the United States Supreme Court. This case will bring much-needed clarity to whether the Constitution contains special protections for gender identity.”

Robert Tyler, the president and general counsel of Advocates for Faith and Freedom, also shared his hopes that the high court would side with Tennessee.

“It’s almost universal that parents have genuine love for their children far more than government loves their children. Tennessee simply recognizes this fact while the Biden administration, California, and a few other culturally motivated states feign their love for children while filling their pockets with cash from leftist organizations that seek to over-sexualize children,” Tyler said, per Fox News.

The Supreme Court will hear arguments in the case this fall.