"All of these measures run counter to medical science, prevailing standards of treatment for transgender youth, and basic human dignity. Research has shown that transgender youth have the best outcomes when they are affirmed in their gender identity through supportive families, medical providers, and communities," stated Alabama's ACLU chapter.
Introduced in 2020, the bill passed both the House and the Senate, but did not make it to the Governor’s Office for signing because of COVID-19. The bill would ban best practice medical care for transgender youth, immediately jeopardizing trans lives. The ban doesn't take into account parents' wishes and goes against the recommendations of the American Academy of Pediatrics, American Medical Association and other leading health authorities. At the time of this post, SB 10 has passed through the Alabama Senate Health Committee and HB 1 is pending in the House. If passed and signed by the Governor, it would make Alabama the first US state to enact an official transgender medical ban.