GOP Alabama Governor Signs Anti-Trans Youth Bill

The Montgomery Advertiser reports:

Gov. Kay Ivey on Friday signed a bill banning transgender youth from playing public school sports of the gender with which they align. The legislation is one of several bills targeting transgender youth in the Alabama Legislature this year. The bills have drawn protests from transgender youth, their families and advocates, and will likely lead to lawsuits.

The governor’s office confirmed that Ivey had signed the bill, but did not immediately respond to requests for further comment Friday afternoon. Carmarion D. Anderson-Harvey, the Alabama director of the Human Rights Campaign, which advocates for the LGBTQ community, said the bill would have a “devastating” effect on a community at high risk of bullying and suicide.

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