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Aug. 21, 2023, 8:45 PM

Alabama Transgender Care Ban Reinstated by Eleventh Circuit

Mary Anne Pazanowski
Mary Anne Pazanowski
Legal Reporter

Alabama’s ban on puberty-blocking drugs and cross-sex hormones for transgender minors can take effect pending a court decision on its constitutionality, the Eleventh Circuit said Monday.

The US, transgender minors, the minors’ parents, two doctors, and a pastor failed to show that they’re likely to succeed in a case testing a law that criminalizes prescribing medications intended to “alter” a minor’s gender or delay puberty, the US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit said.

The law, which carries a penalty of up to 10 years in prison and a $15,000 fine, also bans gender-affirming surgeries, but Judge Liles C. ...

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