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Arkansas governor vetos anti-trans bill

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson today (Monday, April 5) vetoed legislation that would have made it illegal for transgensder minors to receive gender-affirming medication or surgery.

Bills like this one, as well as efforts to ban trans students from participating in sports, have been popping up in state legislatures across the country as right-wing conservatives continue with their agenda to target transgender people for discrimination.

Hutchinson, known for his anti-LGBTQ stance in just about every other instance, explained why, in an unexpected move, he vetoed the bill: “I was told this week that the nation is looking at Arkansas because I have on my desk another bill passed by the General Assembly that is a

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