Alabama Governor Signs 2 Anti-LGBTQ Bills Into Law

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey. (R) signed two controversial anti-LGBTQ bills into law on Friday
Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey (R)

Alabama’s anti-LGBTQ bills – TWO bills – were signed into law today by Gov. Kay Ivey (R) because the “Cotton state’s” appetite for oppressing LGBTQ youth is that big.

As I reported yesterday, Alabama Republicans slipped a ‘Don’t Say Gay’ amendment into an anti-transgender bathroom bill (HB 322) at the last minute before voting on the legislation.

Modeled after Florida’s recent law, the bill bans the teaching of “divisive concepts” in schools in addition to only allowing people to use school bathrooms that align with the gender on their birth certificate.

GOP lawmakers in the state also passed SB 184 which criminalizes providing gender-affirming treatment to trans minors in the state. The new law makes prescribing puberty blockers or hormones or performing gender-affirming surgery on trans minors a felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison. notes that doctors have said that no such surgeries are done on minors in the state.

The Alabama Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics opposed the bill saying the hormones/puberty blockers come as part of an established standard of care and only after careful evaluations by teams of medical professionals.