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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — A federal judge on Wednesday temporarily blocked enforcement of Arkansas’ ban on gender confirming treatments for transgender youth while a lawsuit challenging the prohibition proceeds.
The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit in May asking U.S. District Judge Jay Moody in Little Rock to strike down the law that made Arkansas the first state to forbid doctors from providing gender confirming hormone treatment, puberty blockers or sex reassignment surgery to anyone under 18 years old, or from referring them to other providers for such treatment. The ACLU sought the preliminary injunction while its lawsuit proceeded.
The article goes on to state the following:
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.
The judge, appointed by former president Barack Obama in 2013, claimed in his ruling, “To pull this care midstream from these patients, or minors, would cause irreparable harm.”
The law had been scheduled to go into effect on July 28.
The ACLU of Arkansas cheered the ruling, tweeting, “BREAKING: Arkansas’s trans health ban has been BLOCKED by the court. We won’t rest until this cruel and unconstitutional law has been struck down for good.”
— ACLU of Arkansas (@ArkansasACLU) July 21, 2021
A federal judge has temporarily blocked the enforcement of Arkansas’ ban on gender-confirming treatments for transgender youth while a lawsuit challenging the prohibition proceeds.https://t.co/lWK8pNMmQa
— NPR (@NPR) July 22, 2021
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