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Watch: Arkansas Governor Vetoes Bill Banning Doctors From Providing Treatment to Trans Youth – But Override Possible

Governor Asa Hutchinson has just vetoed a bill that would ban physicians and other medical professionals from providing treatment to transgender minors.Calling the legislation “off-course,” Hutchinson suggested the legislation is not “necessary and defensible” in the culture war battle.“Government under a conservative philosophy should be restrained.

This is an example of where restraint is better than overbroad actions that interfere with important relationships in our society,” Hutchinson said in a press conference, according to Slate’s Mark Joseph Stern.But he also acknowledges the legislature could override his veto.

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