This bill would deny gender-affirming medical care by a physician and criminalize such care from providers, including counselors. It also includes a range of criminal penalties.

Status

This bill was introduced by Senator Shelnutt on February 20, 2020. It was assigned to the Senate Healthcare Committee, where it was favorably passed out of committee with an amendment on February 27, 2020.

ACLU of Alabama Comment

“Transgender girls are girls, and transgender boys are boys. Alabama lawmakers are considering legislation that runs counter to medical science, prevailing standards for the treatment of transgender youth and basic human dignity. The government shouldn’t threaten medical providers with jail for treating transgender kids and schools shouldn’t discriminate against them when it comes to participation in school sports.”

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Shelnutt

Status

Passed Senate

Session

2020 Regular

Position

Oppose

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