Appeals Court Revives Alabama Puberty Blocker Ban

Says that there’s no constitutional right to gender-affirming treatments

A three-judge panel at the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against a challenge to the state of Alabama on Monday, saying that supporters of gender transition therapies for minors have not shown how an Alabama law banning the use of such therapies violates the Constitution.

Judge Barbara Lagoa, writing for the panel, said Alabama has “a compelling interest in protecting children from drugs, particularly those for which there is uncertainty regarding benefits, recent surges in use, and irreversible effects.”

Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall commended the decision, saying that the court “reinforced that the State has the authority to safeguard the physical and psychological wellbeing of minors.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For wisdom for the judges on the federal appellate courts as they hear the appeals of rulings issued by lower courts.
  • For Supreme Court justices as they choose which cases to accept for the fall term.

Sources: Reuters, AP


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