U.S. District Judge Henry Wingate agreed to the request during a hearing Tuesday, court records show.
Opponents argue that gender-affirming care, which is supported by numerous major medical organizations, can be life-saving for someone with gender dysphoria.
Senate Majority Leader Shane Massey says the bill ‘isn’t going to change how people act.’
The bill also contains provisions to make adoptions easier and to improve health care access for children and pregnant women.
Currently a sheriff must issue a five-year permit to an applicant that meets several qualifications.
Speculation about a presidential run has followed the former private equity executive ever since his 2021 election.
Doctors rarely perform irreversible procedures such as genital surgery or mastectomies on minors.
The law is one of three big changes that could affect hundreds of thousands of Georgians who get subsidized health insurance.
The lawsuit predates a spate of legal challenges to Dominion voting machines filed by allies of then-President Donald Trump in Georgia.