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Bill Criminalizing Gender-Affirming Care as a Felony Passes in Alabama

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to pass two other anti-trans bills in the Alabama legislature, the body has passed a bill that would criminalize gender-affirming health care to trans minors in the state.The House passed the bill on the last day of the legislative session.

It will now go to Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey, a Republican.It’s been proposed for the past three years, according to AL.com, but this was the first time it reached the House.If signed into law, the bill would prohibit doctors from prescribing puberty blockers or hormones or performing gender-affirming surgery on trans minors, doing so would be a felony and punishable by up to 10 years in prison.

AL.com notes that doctors have said that no such surgeries are done on minors in the state.Thursday’s vote comes as other states attempt to restrict such care.

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