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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.

Caroline Vincent is a digital producer for Alabama Public Radio.
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