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ACLU, Families of Trans Youth Sue Arkansas Over Trans Healthcare Ban; ‘Trans young people should not have to fight so hard to live’

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ACLU filed suit in federal court against Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge and the entire state medical board, including Arkansas State Medical Board executive director Amy E.

Embry, on behalf of four trans youth and their families and two doctors. The lawsuit challenges that the trans-exclusionary bill, HB 1570, violates the U.S.

Constitution’s 14th Amendment.“[HB 1570] violates the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment because it discriminates on the basis of sex and transgender status by prohibiting certain medical treatments only for transgender patients and only when the care is ‘related to gender transition,'” the ACLU said in its complaint.

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