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.
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.”
- 3/6/2020 - Alabama senate passes bill making it a felony for doctors to help trans youth [LGBTQ Nation]
- 2/28/2020 - ACLU of Alabama condemns bill banning transgender treatment for minors [Alabama Political Reporter]
- 2/21/2019 - Lawmaker files bill to ban treatments for transgender kids [Alabama Political Reporter]