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Arkansas Anti-Trans Bill Would Deny Gender-Affirming Healthcare to Minors

HeadlineMar 30, 2021

The Arkansas Senate has passed a bill that would ban gender-affirming care to transgender minors — including hormones and puberty blockers. If Republican Governor Asa Hutchinson signs the bill, Arkansas would become the first U.S. state to ban gender-affirming care to trans youth. Chase Strangio, deputy director for transgender justice at the ACLU’s LGBT & HIV Project, denounced the bill as “the single most extreme anti-trans law to ever pass through a state legislature.”

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