Heather had a plan.
The 48-year-old mother moved from Pennsylvania to Alabama last July with her two sons to settle down, live a little closer to her extended family, and make sure — for the first time — that her eldest son, 15, would attend public school after a lifetime of home-schooling.
After making the journey down South, Heather enrolled her son, who is trans, at the Magic City Acceptance Academy — a charter school in Birmingham, Alabama, which prides itself on promoting an “LGBT-affirming learning environment.”
Now, Heather has to reconsider life in Alabama.
Gov. Kay Ivey recently signed into law an anti-trans bill, known as SB 184, which criminalizes doctors for providing gender-affirming medical care to children. It is punishable by up to 10 years in prison.
The bill, which critics say also forces teachers to out trans kids, is planned to go into effect May 8. Two federal lawsuits have been filed …