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Lawsuit filed challenging new Alabama law barring gender-affirming health care for trans children

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Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey, shown in an AP file photo, on April 8 signed into law a measure banning gender-affirming health care for trans youth.

Two families and two doctors filed suit Monday, April 11, challenging that law. Two families and two medical providers filed suit today (Monday, April 11) challenging a new law in Alabama that makes it a felony for parents and medical professionals to provide gender-affirming medical care — such as puberty blockers, hormones and surgery — to people 18 and under in the state.

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey signed the measure, Senate Bill 184, into law last Friday, April 8, just a day after the Alabama House passed in on Thursday, April 7, the last day of the state’s legislative session. “There are very real challenges facing our young people, especially with today’s societal pressures and modern culture.

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