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Transgender treatment ban fails in Alabama Legislature

Alabama Legislature postpones session
Alabama Legislature postpones session(WBRC Fox6 News)
Published: May. 18, 2021 at 5:57 AM CDT
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Alabama lawmakers ended the legislative session without a vote on one of the most controversial bills before them: a measure to outlaw gender-affirming medical treatments for transgender minors.

The Senate-passed bill died on Monday, the final night of the legislative session after it was placed at the end of a debate agenda that lawmakers did not have time to finish before the session adjourned at midnight.

The demise of the bill was a victory for advocacy groups and transgender youth and their parents who held rallies to oppose the bill.

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