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U.S. Justice Department challenges Alabama law on trans youth care

U.S. Justice Department challenges Alabama law on trans youth care

reuters.com · 04/29/2022 18:42
U.S. Justice Department challenges Alabama law on trans youth care

- The U.S. Justice Department said it filed a complaint on Friday challenging a law in Alabama that criminalizes some gender-affirming healthcare for transgender youth.

Earlier this month, Alabama's Republican governor signed into law the bill, which makes it a felony punishable with up to 10 years in prison to provide medical care including hormone treatment, puberty blockers and surgery to help align physical characteristics to the gender identity of a minor. nL2N2W624N



(Reporting by Kanishka Singh in Washington; Editing by Leslie Adler)

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