(WDHN) — Attorney General Steve Marshall is saying he is pleased that a circuit court set aside an injunction regarding transgender youths.
In August, a federal appeals court ruled that the state of Alabama can enforce a ban outlawing the use of puberty blockers and hormones to treat transgender children, which vacated a judge’s temporary injunction against enforcing the law.
Lawyers representing the families of transgender children plan to ask all twelve judges of the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals to rehear the case.
They have until next week to file the petition but this process will also ensure families have access to gender-affirming care until the court denies the request first or accepts then makes their decision.
Marshall was in the Wiregrass on Friday and said that he was happy with the court’s decision.
“I think what we clearly see is the impact that the transitioning has upon young people,” Marshall said. “That is not the only way to deal with gender dysphoria in particular a way that does not cause permanent damage to young people.
The judge who filed the injunction has scheduled a trial for April 2nd to determine whether or not to permanently block the law.