Last year, a federal judge found similar laws in Arkansas “causing irreparable harm.” He stopped it from being implemented. The Arkansas law, called “Protect Teens from Experimentation,” was passed by lawmakers after overriding Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s veto. Who claimed that the act was made “It puts a very vulnerable population in a more difficult position.”
Still, elected officials in conservative states have taken a variety of aggressive measures this year, not only to limit access to medical care for transgender youth but also to punish parents and medical professionals who help them transfer.
In Idaho, MPs Advanced law that will change The state’s genital mutilation law criminalizes the crime of providing life-affirming care or helping a child leave the state, up to life imprisonment.
In Texas, Governor Greg Abbott told state agencies that medical care that helps a child’s infection is considered abusive and should be investigated. The order was overturned by a state court, but the Texas Supreme Court ruled Friday that child abuse investigations into transition care could continue.
The measures are part of a broader effort by conservative parliamentarians aimed at marginalizing gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender communities, critics say.
On the same day that Ms. Ivey signed the medical care bill in Alabama, she also approved legislation requiring students to use toilets and locker rooms for the gender listed in their original birth certificates, as well as limitations to discuss gender and sex in the classroom. Orientation – Critics call the “do not call gay” measure a version of what other states have implemented.
“I firmly believe that if the Good Lord made you a boy, you are a boy, and if He made a girl, you are a girl,” Ms. Ivey, a Republican, said in a statement after signing the bill. “We need to protect our children, especially those at such a critical stage in their lives, from these radical, life-changing drugs and surgeries.”