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Tennessee Bans Gender-Confirming Treatment for Prepubescent Minors

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Tennessee approved a law this week that bans gender-confirming hormone treatment for prepubescent minors, the second state to enact such legislation affecting transgender youths.

Gov. Bill Lee, a Republican, signed the Tennessee bill into law on Tuesday. It follows a measure approved earlier this year in Arkansas that prohibits gender-confirming treatments and surgery for minors.

In April, Gov. Asa Hutchinson — in a rare move for a Republican elected official — vetoed that legislation, though his veto was later overridden by the State Legislature.

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