Judge Robert Hinkle issued a prior ruling on June 6 halting enforcement of the ban on healthcare for transgender minors
The panel ruled Alabama’s law does not discriminate based on sex or trans status & is subject only to lowest level of constitutional review
“Plaintiffs’ mental health is dependent on living as girls in all aspects of their lives.” ~ U.S. District Court Judge Jennifer Zipps
"We are facing daunting challenges – with some politicians spewing hateful rhetoric and imposing restrictions against the LGBTQI+ community"
"No parent should be forced to sit by, powerless, while they watch their child experience unnecessary trauma and distress"
Members voted 219-203 along party lines for passage of the bill, which was introduced by GOP U.S. Rep. Gregory Steube (Fla.)
Bailey's restrictions go further than most anti-trans policies that have been implemented in other conservative states
Courts are being used to lock us all – LGBTQ+ people included – out of the justice system- one key way is use of forced arbitration...
“This policy came through a political process with a predetermined conclusion in direct contrast to evidence & science”
The healthcare ban is among anti-LGBTQ laws passed by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and his conservative allies in the state legislature