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Alabama GOP Gov. Signs Bill Making Gender-Affirming Care a Felony

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other bill signed by Gov. Kay Ivey, a Republican, forces students to go to the restroom that matches their gender assigned at birth and is on their birth certificates.

That bill also contains a version of "don’t say gay," which prohibits classroom discussion on sexual orientation or gender identity in elementary school.LGBTQ+ rights groups have called the anti-gender-affirming care law the first of its kind in the country.

It makes providing such care a felony and punishable by up to 10 years in federal prison. It prohibits doctors from prescribing hormone treatment to trans youth and bans gender-affirming surgery on minors — though such surgeries are mostly unheard of.

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