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Alabama Sued Over Law Criminalizing Transgender Medical Care

April 11, 2022, 8:15 PM

Alabama was hit with a federal lawsuit by the parents of two transgender teens challenging the state’s new law criminalizing gender-affirming medical care for kids as unconstitutional.

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 plaintiffs—parents identified as Robert Roe and Jane Doe, and doctors Morissa Ladinsky and Hussein Abdul-Latif—say the law “unlawfully denies necessary and appropriate medical treatment to transgender minors ...