USA – Arkansas: ban on medical transitions for transgender minors

On Tuesday, April 6, Arkansas became the first state in the United States of America to prohibit minors who do not identify with their birth gender from access to hormonal treatments or operations.

“Interference by the authorities”

The elect of theArkansasa state known for its Christian conservatism, overrode the governor’s veto Asa Hutchinson. As reported by the Ile-de-France media like Le Huffington Posthe saw in the text “too much interference from the authorities” in public health.

For her part, a representative of the powerful American civil rights association ACLU, denounced: “today, the elected officials of theArkansas ignored widespread and massive opposition to this bill and continued their discriminatory crusade against young people transgender.

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Texts deemed ‘anti-LGBTQ’

Recently, this State skirted by the Mississippipassed a few bills limiting the rights of transgender. The latest aimed at banning transgender women from participating in women’s sports competitions. In short, according to Human Rights Campaignthere were 195 texts judged ‘anti-LGBTQ‘ in debate at USAand ‘anti-trans bills’ in more than 30 states.

As a reminder, on the first day of his mandate, the President Joe Biden issued a decree to “preventing and combating discrimination on the basis of gender identity or sexual orientation”.

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