#Arkansas

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8 April.Arkansas City, KS, USA
On soccer fields, in locker rooms and even at the doctor's office, the rights of US transgender youths have become a political lightning rod. (Photo Credit: Unsplash)

  • Dozens of recent bills are attempting to dictate transgenders fate in conservative US states
  • Arkansas became the first US state to deny minors access to medical transitions in a bill passed this week
  • The bill restricts surgeries, hormones and puberty blockers related to transitioning for anyone under 18

7 April.Arkansas City, KS, USA
Governor Asa Hutchinson termed the law as a "vast government overreach". (Photo Credit: AFP File)

  • The legislation will ban gender confirming treatments to transgender youth
  • Doctors will even be prohibited from referring to other other treatment providers
  • Arkansas Republican-controlled General Asembly voted Tuesday

6 April.Arkansas City, KS, USA
Governor Asa Hutchinson is a graduate of the University of Arkansas law school. (Photo Credit: AFP File)

  • Asa was the former co-chair of the Council of Governors
  • Hutchinson was appointed as Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas by President Reagan
  • He won his first term in the House of Representatives in 1996

6 April.Arkansas City, KS, USA
A few weeks back Asa Hutchinson passed an anti-Trans sports bill. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@AsaHutchinson)

  • The legislation will ban gender confirming treatments to transgender youth
  • Doctor will even be prohibited from referring to other other treatment providers
  •  However, Republicans can still implement the measure with a simple majority

26 March.Arkansas City, KS, USA
Asa Hutchinson becomes the second governor to approve such a restriction this year. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@AsaHutchinson)

  • The law bans transgender women from competing in school sports consistent with their gender identity
  • There has been outrage from medical and child-welfare groups
  • Already in at least 20 state legislatures the GOP has pushed for similar bans this year