MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - A bill prohibiting minors from receiving gender change treatments passed an Alabama Senate committee on Wednesday.
The bill would not allow a minor to take medication or have a procedure done to change their gender.
The Associated Press reports that the bill that would make it a felony for doctors to treat transgender youth with hormonal therapy, puberty blockers and surgery to help their transition.
Supporters say minors are not ready to make decisions like these at a young age.
Opponents say the decision should be between parents, the minor and a doctor.
The bill passed the Senate Health Committee 11-2 and now moves to the full Senate.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.