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Wed Jul 21, 2021, 10:53 PM

Federal judge temporarily blocks Arkansas' ban on gender-affirming treatment for trans youth

Source: CNN

Washington (CNN)A federal judge on Wednesday temporarily blocked Arkansas' ban on gender-affirming treatment for transgender youth from going into effect later this month.

Judge James M. Moody Jr. granted a preliminary injunction against the ban that was filed by the American Civil Liberties Union on behalf of four transgender adolescents in Arkansas and their families, as well as two doctors who provide gender-affirming care to trans youth in the state.

In his decision issued from the bench, Moody also rejected the state's motion to dismiss the lawsuit, and his preliminary injunction will stand until he issues a final decision on the plaintiffs' full complaint, according to Kacie Glenn, a spokeswoman for the judge.

The ruling means that, for now, Arkansas won't be able to begin enforcing the ban on July 28, the day it was set to go into effect. The state's GOP-led legislature enacted the ban in April after overriding Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson's veto of the measure.


By Devan Cole, CNN
Updated 0045 GMT (0845 HKT) July 22, 2021

Read more: https://edition.cnn.com/2021/07/21/politics/arkansas-transgender-health-care-law-temporarily-blocked/index.html

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PoindexterOglethorpe Jul 21 #1

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Wed Jul 21, 2021, 11:07 PM

1. Good.

I cannot begin to imagine what it's like to be transgender, or the parent of a transgender person. But once again, the legislature has no business whatsoever pretending they are doctors and can decide these things.

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