The Associated Press reports:
Alabama lawmakers ended their legislative session without a vote on one of the most controversial bills before them: a measure to outlaw gender-affirming medical treatments for transgender minors.
The Senate-passed bill died on the final night of the legislative session after it was placed at the end of a debate agenda that lawmakers did not have time to finish before the session adjourned around midnight on Monday.
The demise of the bill was a victory for advocacy groups and transgender youth and their parents, who held rallies outside the Alabama Statehouse to oppose the bill.
Read the full article. Photo: Sponsor Sen. Shay Shelnutt. Last month Gov. Kay Ivey signed a separate anti-trans sports bill.
“This important victory is the result of trans people and their families mobilizing to defend this life-saving medical care in Alabama and around the country,” said @chasestrangio, deputy director for trans justice with the ACLU’s LGBTQ & HIV Project.https://t.co/VP3MRgSFOq
— Jo Yurcaba (@JoYurcaba) May 18, 2021