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ACLU Sues Arkansas over Ban on Healthcare for Transgender Youth

HeadlineMay 27, 2021

The American Civil Liberties Union has filed suit to block Arkansas’s first-in-the-nation bill criminalizing gender-affirming treatment for transgender youth. In April, Arkansas state lawmakers voted to override Republican Governor Asa Hutchinson’s veto of the highly contested bill. In a statement, the ACLU of Arkansas wrote, “No child should be cut off from the medical care they need or denied their fundamental right to be themselves — but this law would do both.”

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