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Arkansas enacts trans healthcare ban

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Arkansas has become the first US state to enact a law which prohibits medical professionals from providing gender-affirming healthcare to young trans people.

According to The News & Observer, governor Asa Hutchinson rejected the bill, arguing it interfered with the rights of a parent to consent to their child’s medical treatment.State governor Asa HutchinsonHowever, the Republican controlled House and Senate voted to override Hutchinson’s decision, making the bill official law.

Medical professionals and LGBTQ+ activists have condemned the new regulations, with Doctor Robert Garofalo, from the Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago, saying: “This legislation perpetuates the very things we know are harmful to trans youth…They’re not just.

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