The Alabama Legislature is advancing a bill that would, most notably, prohibit puberty-blocking medication for trans minors. State legislators need to hear your opposition to this discriminatory measure.
The bill, HB 1, puts private medical decisions in the hands of lawmakers and endangers transgender youth in the interest of advancing a dogmatic religious ideology. If passed, the criminalization of puberty-blocking medication would force trans minors to undergo permanent unwanted changes rather than delaying the decision until they are older. This bill would also require teachers and medical professionals to notify parents if a minor discloses to them that they are trans, which could potentially seriously endanger the child.
Anti-LGBTQ legislative efforts are rooted in religious dogma. For example, the nationwide effort known as Project Blitz includes sweeping anti-LGBTQ measures while advancing the lie that America is a Christian nation, aiming to cement religiously motivated discrimination into the law.
The Alabama House has already passed this bill. Now, the Senate Committee on Healthcare will hold a hearing on this bill this Wednesday, March 10, at 1:30 p.m. local time. Click on the red “Take Action” link to contact all members of the committee and urge them to vote no on this dangerous bill. Feel free to use or adapt the talking points provided.