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Alabama Ban on Care for Trans Kids Should Stay Blocked, US Says

Aug. 11, 2022, 5:31 PM

Alabama’s recently enacted law criminalizing gender-affirming medical care for children should remain blocked while a lawsuit challenging the measure proceeds, the federal government told the Eleventh Circuit.

The law, SB-184, makes it a crime to provide medical procedures or prescribe medications, including testosterone or estrogen, in order to “alter” a minor’s gender or delay puberty. The law carries a penalty of up to 10 years in prison and a $15,000 fine.

The US asked the US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit to uphold the partial preliminary injunction issued by Judge Liles C. Burke, of the US District Court ...