Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall led a second amicus brief to defend an Arkansas ban on transgender medical procedures for underaged persons.
The Alabama State Board of Education (BOE) met Thursday to vote on several hot-button issues in the state, but an anticipated issue was left off the agenda.
A federal appeals court ruled that Arkansas cannot enforce its law banning transgender hormone treatment for minors, a law virtually identical to one passed by the Alabama Legislature earlier this year making its way through the federal courts.
A federal appeals court will hear arguments in November over Alabama’s efforts to outlaw the use of transgender medications for minors.
The Food and Drug Administration is warning of potential side effects in certain puberty-blocking drugs used in transgender treatments.
Attorney General Steve Marshall and the Alabama Center for Law and Liberty have filed briefs challenging the injunction against a law that would ban transgender surgeries and hormone treatments for minors.
Alabama was the first state to make it a crime to administer or prescribe puberty blockers and hormones to kids who identify as transgender. The new law took effect Sunday.