transgender youth

Gambling, Medical Marijuana, Transgender Youth Medication Among Bills Undecided in Closing Weeks

Alabama legislators in the closing days of the session will face decisions on gambling, medical marijuana and a bill to ban the use of medications to help transgender-youth transition. House Speaker Mac McCutcheon said he expects all three bills, which have already cleared the Alabama Senate, to get votes in the House of Representatives in the final days of the…

Proposed Law Would Ban Transgender Athletes in Public School

On Wednesday a bill was approved by an Alabama Senate Committee that would ban transgender athletes from participating in school sports. The bill, proposed by Republican Representative Scott Stadthegan of Hartselle would make it illegal for public schools in Alabama to participate in, sponsor, or provide staff for athletic events where transgender athletes are allowed to compete against athletes of…

Alabama Senate Approves Transgender Treatment Ban for Children

The Alabama Senate has approved a bill to make it a felony to treat transgender youth with puberty-blockers, hormone therapy or surgery. Senators voted 23-4 to approve the bill sponsored by Sen. Shay Shelnutt (R-Trussville). The bill moves on to the Alabama House of Representatives. Alabama is one of at least eight states where conservative lawmakers are pushing such measures,…

Committee Advances Transgender Treatment Ban For Minors

An Alabama House of Representatives committee has advanced a bill that would make it a felony for doctors to treat transgender youth with hormonal therapy and puberty blockers to help their transition. The House Judiciary Committee approved the bill on a 11-3 vote, putting it in line for a floor vote in the House of Representative. Alabama is one of…