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The Alabama Senate on Tuesday approved the passage of a bill that would make it a felony to provide sex-change “treatment” to “transgender” minors.

The “Vulnerable Child Compassion and Protection Act,” sponsored by Republican State Senator Shay Shelnutt, was passed in the Alabama Senate by 23-4, bans the prescription of puberty-blocking drugs, the use of hormone therapy, or sex-change surgery, from being performed on minors. Anyone who violates the bill could face a 10 year prison sentence, or a $15,000 fine.

“Children aren’t mature enough to make these decisions on surgeries and drugs,” said Shelnutt, praising the passage of the bill, and suggested that a far better method for children dealing with gender dysphoria was counseling, but not counseling that affirmed a different gender identity. “The whole point is to protect kids,” he added. The Alabama House is considering a similar bill, which is currently in committee stages.

Mainstream news reports made sure to include condemnation of the bill from radical transgender campaigners and “civil rights” groups, with outraged leftists claiming that the bill would somehow “endanger” transgender children. Read more…