Alabama governor signs law banning transgender medication

Pediatrician Dr. Nola Ernest discusses Alabama's new legislation on trans youth. (Source: WSFA 12 News)
Published: Apr. 8, 2022 at 3:44 PM CDT|Updated: Apr. 8, 2022 at 5:46 PM CDT
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has enacted a sweeping law that bans gender-affirming medication for transgender youth and includes criminal penalties for doctors who prescribe it.

Ivey signed the bill on Friday, a day after the House and Senate passed the measure.

She also signed into a law a bill prohibiting students from using school bathrooms that don’t align with their sex at birth.

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