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ACLU sues Arkansas over transgender health care ban


ACLU sues Arkansas over transgender health care ban

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. 

The first of many lawsuits I hope.

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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