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Speaker: Representatives divided over trans treatment bill

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Associated Press
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Alabama House Speaker Mac McCutheon said state representatives are divided over the proposed bill that would ban the use of hormones and puberty-blockers to treat transgender youth.

He said he was unsure when the bill would get to the floor to be voted on. A similar bill was just passed in Arkansas, making it the first state to ban gender confirming treatments and surgery for transgender minors.

The Alabama bill would make providing treatments a felony punishable by 10 years in prison for a doctor to prescribe puberty-blockers or hormones or to provide surgery to aid in gender transition of people 18 years old or younger.

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