In 2021, Alabama lawmakers have once again set out to take away the healthcare choices of everyday Alabamians, and just like the abortion ban in 2019, these bills could represent another costly lawsuit for the state if they're passed and signed by the governor.
HB1/SB10, companion bills filed by Rep. Allen and Sen. Shelnutt, would criminalize medical professionals who choose to support transgender youth's identity, forcing them to choose between the possibility of government prosecution and adhering to the evidence-based clinical guidelines of their field.
This runs counter to medical science, prevailing standards of treatment for transgender youth, and basic human dignity.
On February 10, SB10 passed out of Senate Health Committee, and on February 24, HB1 passed out of House committee with one amendment. That means versions of this bill are headed to both the House and Senate. If this unconstitutional bill passes and is signed by the governor, it could represent another costly lawsuit.
- 2/24/21 - Alabama House committee approves bill criminalizing some treatments for transgender youth [Montgomery Advertiser]
- 2/22/21 - Opinion: Trans youth do not belong in the shadows [Alabama Political Reporter]
- 2/17/21 - Alabama Could Be About to Force Teachers to Out Trans Students to Their Parents [them]
- 2/12/21 - Alabama Senate committee votes to criminalize treatment for transgender minors [Alabama Political Reporter]
- Following the 2021 Legislative Session
- Comment on HB1 passing House Judiciary Committee
- Comment on SB10 passing Senate Health Committee
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Page last revised: February 24, 2021