The Arkansas legislature voted Tuesday to override Gov. Asa Hutchinson's veto of a bill banning doctors from giving trans youth gender-affirming treatment. The bill is now law, though it is set to take effect this summer. T
rans activists, parents of trans kids, and the medical community had rallied against the legislation. Opponents are planning to challenge it in court.
In March 2021, Hutchinson signed into law a bill that bans trans women and girls from participating in school sports consistent with their gender identity.
However, he had vetoed the anti-trans health care bill Monday, calling it 'government overreach.' More than 90 anti-trans bills have been introduced in state legislatures during the 2021 legislative session...
...making it a record year for anti-trans legislation, according to the HRC. Many of the bills specifically target trans youth in sports or health care. LGBTQ+ people can still be fired, evicted, or denied services in most states because of who they are or whom they love
The Equality Act would ban discrimination against people based on sexual orientation and gender identity. It most recently passed the House on February 24, 2021, and is headed to the Senate for a vote.

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