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Amicus Brief Filed to Defend Gender-Affirming Care in Alabama

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On August 12, 2022, professors from the Yale Law School, Yale School of Medicine, Yale Child Study Center, University of Alabama at Birmingham, and University of Texas Southwestern filed a brief as amici curiae in Eknes-Tucker v. Governor, State of Alabama with the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals. The issue in the case is whether the appeals court will uphold the District Court’s preliminary injunction blocking the implementation of Alabama’s legislative ban on gender-affirming care for adolescents under age 19 (the “Alabama Law”).

In their brief, the faculty members argue that the District Court properly enjoined the Alabama Law and based its decision on a correct reading of the science that supports gender-affirming care. The faculty members also point out the scientific errors in the brief filed by Alabama in defense of its healthcare ban.