Hearing set in effort to block Alabama transgender law
A controversial Alabama law will be the subject of a hearing next month, just days before the law is scheduled to take effect.
U.S. District Judge Liles Burke will oversee the hearing on a request for a temporary restraining order or preliminary injunction on legislation that bans the use of gender-affirming medications to treat transgender Alabamians under the age of 19.
The hearing is schedule for May 5 and 6, right before the law takes effect on May 8.
The law will make providing puberty blockers and hormones to transgender youth a felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison.