Montgomery, Alabama (AP) —Friday Federal Judge Alabama method Therefore, prescribing sex-verifying adolescent inhibitors and hormones to transgender minors has become a felony.
Judge Liles Burke of the US District Court issued a provisional injunction to prevent the state from enforcing a dosing ban that came into effect on May 8 while the court’s objections proceeded. The judge left the rest of the law banning gender-verifying surgery on transgender minors as testified by doctors, but not on minors in Alabama. He also left a clause requiring counselors and other school officials to inform her parents if they disclosed that a minor was considered transgender.
The Compassion and Protection Act for vulnerable children has resulted in a serious offense of up to 10 years’ imprisonment for prescribing or administering a gender-identifying drug to a transgender minor to confirm gender identity.
Burke determined that Alabama did not produce credible evidence that the transition drug was “experimental,” but “consistent and record evidence is at least 22 major US medical associations. Supports transitional drugs and those based on established evidence. Treatment of minor gender dysphoria. “
“The Acting Days supports and reaffirms the’permanent American tradition’that parents play a major role in raising and caring for their children, not in state or federal courts,” Burke said. I am writing in my opinion.
The law was part of a wave of bills in Republican-controlled states on transgender minors, but it was the first law to impose criminal penalties on doctors providing medicines. In Arkansas, judges blocked before enacting a similar law. The U.S. Department of Justice and four families with transgender children argue that they were discriminatory against Alabama law, violated unconstitutional and equal protection and the right to free speech, and invaded the family’s medical decisions. I did.
“This is a great relief for transgender children and their families,” said Dr. Morissa Ladinsky, a pediatrician who founded the Birmingham Medical Team to treat children with gender discomfort, late Friday.
“A court ruling acknowledges that this is a well-established care approved by 22 major medical associations. With this decision, transgender children in Alabama and beyond have this evidence. You can continue to receive the famous life-saving medical treatment based on. “
Alabama Governor Kay Ivy and Attorney General Steve Marshall’s representative were unable to contact immediately for comment late Friday night.
The state Attorney General’s office argued that the use of medicines is an unresolved science and therefore the state plays a role in regulation to protect children. During Burke’s previous court hearing, state lawyers argued that European countries would take a more conservative approach to medicines. Alabama lawmakers who approved the bill this spring said drug decisions should wait until adulthood. “If the good Lord made you a boy, you are a boy, and if he made you a girl, I very strongly believe that you are a girl,” Ivy signed the law last month. Said.
The judge said the evidence in Alabama was unconvincing. He said that psychologists who testified that most children grow up from gender identity have never provided care to transgender minors under the age of 16. Other witnesses in the state were women who testified that she regretted taking testosterone at the age of 19.
Both the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Pediatric Endocrinology Society support the treatments offered by clinics here and in other states to transgender youth. More than 20 medical and mental health organizations have called on Burke to block the law.