Anti-Trans Bills in Alabama, Arizona, Georgia, and Other States

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Anti-trans bills are continuing to move through State Legislatures in different corners of the country.

In more than a half-dozen states, lawmakers have introduced legislation targeting trans people, including bills aiming to ban gender-affirming care for minors and make it increasingly difficult for transgender, non-binary, and gender non-conforming people to change their gender markers. These efforts are compounded by aggressive campaigns to ban trans athletes from playing sports.

On February 10, House and Senate Committees in Alabama heard arguments on the “Vulnerable Child Compassion and Protection Act,” a bill banning gender-affirming services for trans youth, including puberty blockers, a medicine delaying the permanent and dysphoria-inducing changes of puberty. The bill’s text notes that providers must disclose this medical information to parents, posing an even greater safety risk to trans and non-binary youth. 

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