DOJ Challenges Alabama Law that Will Prohibit Gender Transition Treatments for Those Under 19

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The U.S. Department of Justice is challenging an Alabama law that will ban puberty blockers, gender reassignment surgeries, and gender transition hormones to people younger than 19 years old. The DOJ’s press release noted, “The United States’ complaint alleges that the new law’s felony ban on providing certain medically necessary care to transgender minors violates the Fourteenth Amendment’s Equal Protection Clause. The department is also asking the court to issue an immediate order to prevent the law from going into effect.”