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Texas, Missouri Bans on Trans Healthcare for Young People Take Effect

HeadlineAug 28, 2023

A Texas ban on gender-affirming care for youth is set to go into effect this week, on Friday, despite an injunction issued last week against the ban. The Travis County judge said in her Friday ruling the law would cause patients and providers to “suffer probable, imminent, and irreparable injury.” But Texas’s attorney general immediately appealed, staying the decision.

Meanwhile, a judge in Missouri allowed a ban on gender-affirming care for minors and some adults to take effect, starting today. The law is currently being challenged by rights groups on behalf of doctors, organizations serving the trans community, and affected families.

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