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Laura1951:
ACLU sues Arkansas over transgender health care ban


https://www.nbcnews.com/nbc-out/out-news/aclu-sues-arkansas-transgender-health-care-ban-rcna1037


NBC News by Jo Yurcaba on May 26, 2021

The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit against Arkansas officials over a recently passed measure that will bar health care professionals from providing transition-related care to transgender minors. The suit was filed on behalf of four trans youths and their parents, as well as two physicians who provide gender-affirming health care. 

Gov. Asa Hutchinson, a Republican, vetoed the bill in April, calling it a “vast government overreach,” but the Legislature overrode the veto a day later, making Arkansas the first in the country to pass a restriction on transition-related health care. The law could take effect as early as July 28. 
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The first of many lawsuits I hope.

Squeaky99:
Amen.  I live in Arkansas.  So many wonderful people here, but this is embarrasing.  For the first time I'm considering moving when I start transition.

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