Biden’s DOJ Fighting To Change Children’s Gender

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(PartiallyPolitics.com) – A federal judge in Alabama has rejected the Biden administration’s request to delay a legal case challenging Alabama’s law that prohibits transgender minors from receiving gender-affirming medical treatments. This decision comes amidst a backdrop of similar legal challenges in other states that are currently being considered or appealed to higher courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court.

U.S. District Judge Liles Burke, in his ruling, acknowledged that postponing the case might be the most efficient approach. However, he emphasized that such a decision would only be feasible if a higher court indicates its intention to establish a definitive standard for reviewing such cases.

The Justice Department had sought the delay, pointing to the rapidly changing legal landscape concerning transgender rights. They highlighted the recent petition to the Supreme Court to intervene in Tennessee’s ban on gender-affirming care, as well as a request for the full U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit to reconsider Alabama’s ban.

Judge Burke noted that if either the Supreme Court or the 11th Circuit opts to take up their respective cases, a postponement in the Alabama lawsuit might be justified. But, as long as these requests remain undecided, he determined that the Alabama case should proceed.

In a separate but related development, in November, families of transgender minors in Tennessee, along with a healthcare provider, appealed to the Supreme Court. They sought to prevent the enforcement of a Tennessee law that restricts transgender minors from accessing gender-affirming healthcare.

Similarly, families of transgender children in Alabama requested the full 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in September to review a decision by a three-judge panel. This panel’s ruling had allowed Alabama’s ban on gender-affirming care for minors to be enforced.

The controversial Alabama law, enacted in 2022, criminalizes the provision of puberty blockers or hormone replacement therapy to transgender individuals under the age of 19, with violators facing up to 10 years in prison.

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