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Alabama Trans Teens and Families Celebrate Legal Win, ‘but We Will Never Stop Fighting'

Added 05-14-22 09:49:01pm EST - “An Alabama judge's injunction means doctors and parents can still provide gender-affirming care for trans teenagers, but school staff remain required to tell on trans students.” - Thedailybeast.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Thedailybeast.com: “Alabama Trans Teens and Families Celebrate Legal Win, ‘but We Will Never Stop Fighting’”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

An Alabama judge’s injunction means doctors and parents can still provide gender-affirming care for trans teenagers, but school staff remain required to tell on trans students.

On Saturday morning, Jeff Walker woke his 15-year-old daughter Harleigh up with some news. In return, “she gave me the biggest hug,” Jeff told The Daily Beast.

Late Friday night, U.S. District Judge Liles Burke issued a temporary injunction on a new Alabama law that made it a felony for doctors and parents in the state to provide gender-affirming medical treatment to transgender youth under 19, punishable by up to 10 years in prison.

Judge Burke left in place a provision banning gender-affirming surgeries on trans minors. Another part of the law left intact by Judge Burke insists that teachers and school officials tell parents if a child discloses to that official or staff member that they feel they are transgender.

On Saturday, trans teenagers, their parents, and doctors were both celebrating, while also eyeing the injunction cautiously as a momentary reprieve; Governor Kay Ivey said it was a “temporary legal roadblock,” while the state attorney general indicated he would appeal.

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