Federal court upholds Alabama law limiting gender treatments for minors

From left to right, Abel Garcia, Billboard Chris, and Chloe Cole take part in a demonstration in Anaheim, Calif., on Oct. 8, 2022. (Brad Jones/The Epoch Times)
A federal appeals court on Monday, Aug. 21, upheld an Alabama law that designates certain gender-transition treatments for minors as Class C felonies, potentially sending doctors who provide them to prison for up to 10 years.Passed by the Alabama legislature in April 2022 and subsequently signed by Republican Gov. Kay Ivey, the legislation faced immediate legal challenges. A group of transgender advocates filed a lawsuit against both the governor and Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall, alleging the law jeopardizes the health and well-being of transgender minors and forces physicians into an untenable position. According to NBC News, the lawsuit claimed that doctors had to "choose between ignoring the medical needs of our patients or risking being sent to prison."A federal judg
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