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Alabama House Passes Legislation Making Gender-Affirming Medical Care for Minors a Felony

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Alabama House Passes Legislation Making Gender-Affirming Medical Care for Minors a Felony

Alabama House Passes Legislation Making Gender-Affirming Medical Care for Minors a Felony

Alabama House Passes, Legislation Making Gender-Affirming , Medical Care for Minors a Felony.

Alabama House Passes, Legislation Making Gender-Affirming , Medical Care for Minors a Felony.

Reuters reports that transgender rights have emerged as a major issue in the buildup to November mid-term congressional elections.

Of the hundreds of bills that have been introduced by lawmakers across state legislatures, a large number of them have related to trans youth.

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Of the hundreds of bills that have been introduced by lawmakers across state legislatures, a large number of them have related to trans youth.

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On April 7, lawmakers in the Alabama House passed a bill to make gender-affirming healthcare for transgender youth a felony.

Reuters reports that the bill was passed 66-28 by Alabama's House of Representatives.

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Medical providers found in violation of the new law, which still needs to be approved by Republican Governor Kay Ivey, could face 10 years in prison.

Reuters reports that Democrats in the Alabama House argued that the bill contradicts Republican principles.

This is not small government; this is not a conservative bill, Neil Rafferty, Democratic Representative from Alabama, via Reuters.

Republican Representative Wes Allen compared the new legislation to laws that prevent minors from getting tattoos or buying cigarettes.

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Republican Representative Wes Allen compared the new legislation to laws that prevent minors from getting tattoos or buying cigarettes.

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We make decisions in this body all the time that are to protect children from making decisions that could permanently harm them, Wes Allen, Republican Representative from Alabama, via Reuters.

Alabama's governor has not said whether she would sign the bill.

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The American Civil Liberties Union has said that it would legally challenge the bill if the governor signed it into law


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