These Are The States Attempting to Pass Anti-Trans Health Care Bills

by Ella Schneiberg

A transgender woman in a hospital gown speaking to her doctor a transgender man in an exam room

To advance their own careers, anti-LGBTQ politicians have made us fight for our existence. For our right to love each other. For our right to marry. For our right to live openly.

Now, they’re targeting our community’s health care.

This legislative session, states across the country are trying to prevent transgender youth from receiving gender-affirming healthcare.

Right now, there’s at least 15 bills targeting the trans community and our ability to seek medical care. Here’s a running list of some of the bills we’re tracking, and what you can do to help:

ALABAMA

This anti-trans medical bill in Alabama (HB 1/SB 10) is called “Vulnerable Child Compassion and Protection Act.” Despite its name, this bill has nothing to do with compassion or protection - and seeks to harm trans youth, not protect them. This bill would impose criminal penalties on medical professionals and parents who provide best practice gender-affirming care to trans youth.

This is an appalling overreach. Alabaman legislators are trying to tell parents how to care for their trans kids -- and they’re dead wrong.

Fight back now. If you live in Alabama, you can help us.

NEW HAMPSHIRE

HB 68 would classify medically-necessary, best-practice, age appropriate transition-related care for transgender youth as child abuse, imposing criminal penalties on both doctors and parents.

ARIZONA

Arizona’s SB1511 would make it a Class 2 felony - punishable with up to 12 years in prison - for a health care professional to provide best practice, medically necessary, age appropriate, transition-related care to a transgender youth.

TEXAS

HB 68 would classify medically-necessary, best-practice, age appropriate, transition-related care for transgender youth as child abuse, imposing criminal penalties on both doctors and parents.

UTAH

A new bill in Utah, HB92, would classify the provision of best practice, age-appropriate, transition-related care to transgender youth as a violation of professional conduct, leading to sanctions for providers including major fines and suspending of the providers’ license.

Fight anti-trans legislation

Tell State Legislators to stop attacking the transgender community NOW! Your signature will send a message that we won’t back down when these lawmakers come for our community.