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Trump-Appointed Judge Halts Part of Alabama’s Extreme Anti-Trans Law

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Representative Neil Rafferty, Alabama House District 54, speaking last year at the #LoveALTransYouth press conference in Montgomery, Alabama.Andrea Mabry/AP

A federal judge in Alabama has temporarily blocked part of a law that makes it a felony to prescribe puberty blockers and hormone therapy to transgender minors.

Judge Liles Burke, a district court judge appointed by Donald Trump in 2017, found no evidence to support Alabama legislators’ claims that they were banning “experimental” procedures. “[T]he uncontradicted record evidence is that at least twenty-two major medical associations in the United States endorse transitioning medications as well-established, evidence-based treatments for gender dysphoria in minors,” Burke wrote.

The decision to issue a........

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