The Department of Justice’s attempt to stop Alabama’s ban on sex change procedures and medications for transgender minors has forced Assistant Secretary for Health and Human Services Dr. Rachel Levine into litigation after a judge recently compelled the transgender official to become a custodian in the case.
Alabama’s attorney general, Steve Marshall, is in the process of defending litigation against an Alabama law that made it a felony, punishable by up to 10 years in prison, to prescribe puberty blockers or hormones to transgender children for a sex change.
The Department of Justice requested to be a party in a lawsuit against the Alabama law blocking sex changes for minors, making some federal officials subject to discovery. Discovery is a procedure during litigation in which parties present and request evidence before trial.
Marshall then requested Levine’s records, believing she is one of the primary voices in the federal government — and relevantly in the Health and Human Services Department — who is advocating for sex changes in children with gender dysphoria.
The DOJ then tried to block the request, and offered Levine’s former subordinate instead for discovery and also offered a FOIA response with unrelated search terms, the filing continued.
However, a court ruled on Nov. 17 that it “finds that Admiral Levine’s emails are relevant… Given that Admiral Levine is a public official.”
“I am glad the court granted our motion to require HHS to search Admiral Levine’s emails for documents relevant to our defense of Alabama’s law,” Alabama Attorney General Marshall told Fox News Digital. “We look forward to reviewing the documents HHS produces as we continue to defend Alabama’s children.”
Levine has been one of the most vocal voices in the federal government when it comes to transgender issues, the attorney general continued.
“Levine has been at the forefront of the Biden Administration’s reckless promotion of sex-modification procedures for children. There is no doubt about that, nor about the Admiral’s close involvement with radical organizations like WPATH whose ‘Standards of Care’ mandate the use of sterilizing hormones and surgeries to ‘treat’ vulnerable children suffering from gender dysphoria,” he said.
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