You’re doing it wrong if you’re inspired by Texas

Yeah, do not follow the lead of Governor Abbott, he’s just the worst. But now look at Alabama — you know those pathetic kids who join the school bully’s gang, and follow him around and get gleeful when the abuses someone? That’s Alabama.

The Alabama Senate has approved some abomination called the Vulnerable Child Compassion and Protection Act. Wow. When the Republicans preemptively engage their contradictory name generator, you know the actual content is going to be bad. This is another bill to criminalize safe medical practices.

Senators voted 23-4 to approve the measure, dubbed the Vulnerable Child Compassion and Protection Act, sponsored by Republican Senator Shay Shelnutt. The bill now heads to the state House of Representatives, which has already approved a companion bill.

The two bills would make it a felony for medical professionals to treat transgender minors under the age of 19 with gender-affirming care. Violators could face up to 10 years in prison or a $15,000 fine.

The bill also requires school staff in the state to disclose to parents that “a minor’s perception that his or her gender is inconsistent with his or her sex.” Essentially, teachers would be required to “out” transgender students to their guardians — regardless of whether they are ready to do so.

Where’s the “compassion” and the “protection” in that bill? Here’s another surprise (not a surprise):

During Tuesday’s debate, Shelnutt said that he has never spoken to a transgender youth before, adding that he did not know that such treatments were being done in the state when he introduced the bill last year, AP reports.

Ignorance kills.


  1. raven says

    When the Republicans preemptively engage their contradictory name generator, you know the actual content is going to be bad.

    It is straight out of Orwell’s 1984. Again.

    War is peace
    Freedom is slavery
    Ignorance is strength

    Child cruelty is child protection
    Vicious sadism is compassion

    Fundie xians bully, persecute, beat up, and torture children simply because they can. Children are smaller, don’t have the legal rights of an adult, don’t know how to survive in this world yet, and don’t have enough money to hire good lawyers.

  2. Aoife_b says

    Idaho is right on track with HB 675, can’t let the other shitholes get by on their own

  3. larpar says

    Iowa is always lagging with these pop trends.
    We are just now banning trans kids from girl’s sports.
    It will be another year or two before we get to denying medical care and outing to parents.

  4. asclepias says

    Larpar @ 3, Wyoming is right behind Iowa. A bill to ban tens kids from girls’ sports passed the Senate yesterday, and will be heading back to the House. Anyone who doesn’t think this is just the tip of the iceberg is dreaming.

  5. raven says

    This is all just the powerful beating up on the powerless.

    Grown adults persecuting a very small minority of children simply because they can.

  6. birgerjohansson says

    The rulers of Alabama remind me that Leviticus forgot to forbid fathers from banging their daughters, thus paving the way for serious genetic damage in redneck Christians.

  7. birgerjohansson says

    Any Democratic president that comes after the coelacanth must enlarge the supreme court. Otherwise this shit will be permanent.