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Judge Blocks Arkansas' Transgender Treatment Ban From Taking Effect Next Week

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For more reporting from the Associated Press, continue below.The ACLU filed the lawsuit on behalf of four transgender youths and their families, as well as two doctors who provide gender-confirming treatments.

The lawsuit argues that the prohibition would severely harm transgender youth in the state and violate their constitutional rights."This ruling sends a clear message to states across the country that gender-affirming care is life-saving care, and we won't let politicians in Arkansas — or anywhere else — take it away," said Holly Dickson, executive director of the ACLU of Arkansas.Arkansas' Republican-dominated Legislature overrode GOP Gov.

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