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Federal Judge Strikes Down Key Parts of Florida Anti-Trans Law

HeadlineJun 12, 2024

A federal judge in Tallahassee has struck down Florida’s ban on gender-affirming care for minors, ruling the law unconstitutional. U.S. District Judge Robert Hinkle also struck down a provision that erects barriers to adults seeking transition care. In a 105-page order handed down Tuesday, Judge Hinkle writes, “In time, discrimination against transgender individuals will diminish, just as racism and misogyny have diminished. To paraphrase a civil rights advocate from an earlier time, the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.” The legislation was signed by Republican Governor Ron DeSantis last year; DeSantis has promised to appeal the ruling.

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