Justice Department Challenges Alabama Transgender Youth Law

Asks court to block law from going into effect.

The Justice Department has filed a formal complaint challenging a bill signed into law by Alabama Governor Kay Ivey. The law makes it a felony for any individual health care provider to provide gender-altering health care services to transgender minors, punishable with up to 10 years in prison if charged.

The Justice Department’s complaint alleges that the “new law’s felony ban on providing certain medically necessary care to transgender minors violated the equal protection clause” of the U.S. Constitution’s Fourteenth Amendment.

If the courts rule in favor of the complaint, an order will be issued to prevent the law from going into effect. Civil rights groups are also in the process of challenging similar laws currently being passed by states whose officials look to gain support from their constituents as the November midterm elections approach.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the court judges who are considering the Justice Department’s suit.
  • For Alabama Governor Ivey and other state officials seeking to prevent harm to minors in their state.
  • That the attorney general and other Justice Department attorneys will focus on cases that will benefit and promote health and wellbeing.

Sources: The Hill, Reuters


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