Now that Republican got their “Brass Ring” they are fixing their focus on us, down in Alabama they are trying to block the federal government from blocking their attempt to block our our healthcare.
In appeal, Alabama says access to gender-affirming care not ‘deeply rooted in our nation’s history’
“The Constitution reserves to the State—not courts or medical interest groups—the authority to determine that these sterilizing interventions are too dangerous for minors,” Alabama officials wrote in a brief filed Monday.
- Alabama this week argued that the state has more authority than parents to regulate gender-affirming medical care for transgender children.
- State officials including Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall (R) argued that access to gender-affirming care cannot be guaranteed because it is not “deeply rooted in our nation’s history and tradition.”
- The argument borrows language directly from the Supreme Court’s majority opinion in overturning Roe v. Wade, which protected the constitutional right to an abortion for nearly 50 years.
By Brooke Migdon
June 29, 2022
The state of Alabama this week in an appeal said a partial injunction against its felony ban on gender-affirming health care for transgender minors should be overturned, arguing that the state has greater authority than parents to regulate the medical care of children.
Borrowing language from the Supreme Court’s recent majority opinion in overturning Roe v. Wade – the landmark 1973 ruling that established the constitutional right to an abortion – Alabama argued that access to gender-affirming medical care is not constitutionally guaranteed because it is not “deeply rooted in our nation’s history and tradition.”
“Transitioning treatments are neither ‘deeply rooted’ nor ‘implicit in the concept of ordered liberty,’” the state wrote in a brief filed Monday in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.
The state also argued that restricted access to gender-affirming medical care should not be limited to children, and transgender adults should also be barred from receiving treatments.
Of course it is not “deeply rooted in our nation’s history and tradition.” your discrimination in banning us from healthcare is what is deeply rooted in history, our shaking off you oppression is what deeply rooted in history.
Your requiring us to wear three items of male clothing, your criminalizing us is what deeply rooted in history.
What's next? Saying that slavery should be a "state right?"
Expect to see a lot more anti-trans legislation coming out of Republican control states as they battle for "states rights" to determine is they can oppress us.