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Bill Banning Hormones for Trans Youth Vetoed by Arkansas Governor

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banned doctors from offering hormones or puberty blockers to transgender teens and children was vetoed on Monday by Arkansas's Republican governor, Asa Hutchinson.While numerous states have recently banned gender confirmation surgery on those under 18 — surgeries almost never performed on minors — Arkansas's proposed bill went even further and has the potential to cause much harm to trans and gender-nonconforming youth.

In addition to the proposed ban on hormones for trans youth, the legislation would also ban referrals for such care and would allow private insurers to refuse to cover gender-affirming care for people of any age.“This is a huge victory for the transgender and nonbinary youth of Arkansas.

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