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'Protect Trans Kids Rally' postponed

This comes on the heels of lawmakers passing the 'Vulnerable Child Compassion & Protection Act'

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Huntsville transgender activists put their rally on pause Sunday because of Coronavirus concerns.

The 'Protect Trans Kids Rally' was scheduled for noon at the Madison County Courthouse. 

This comes on the heels of when Alabama lawmakers passed a bill that would make it a crime for doctors to prescribe 'puberty-blockers' for young people who identify as transgender. 

The Senate passed the “Vulnerable Child Compassion and Protection Act” almost unanimously. The bill is on its way to the House.

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Supporters say their message is that trans kids have rights.

"Trans kids deserve protection...trans kids deserve health care....trans kids deserve to make their own decisions, and their families deserve to make their own decisions. It's not something that people in Montgomery need to decide for us," said organizer Avery Heflin, 18.

Heflin spearheaded the event with The Human Rights Campaign (HRC), GLSEN, The Knights & Orchids, Inc. Society (TKO), and Rocket City Pride.

Organizers say the rally will happen as soon as it is safe to do so.

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