It looks like common sense prevailed for the first time in at least three months! The liberal left has pushed the walls of reality beyond capacity with their gender nonsense and we can only hope this is one of many states who will take a stand. Arkansas legislators decided to protect children from being placed in a position to make life-altering decisions before they’re legally considered adults. The new bill enacted by the legislators bans transgender surgeries and treatments from being performed on minors.
“Arkansas lawmakers on Tuesday made the state the first to ban gender confirming treatments and surgery for transgender youth, enacting the prohibition over the governor’s objections.
The Republican-controlled House and Senate voted to override GOP Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s veto of the measure, which prohibits doctors from providing gender-confirming hormone treatment, puberty blockers, or surgery to anyone under 18 years old, or from referring them to other providers for the treatment.”
“Advocates and experts have condemned the vetoed bill, saying it’s a form of discrimination.
The American Civil Liberties Union has promised to file a lawsuit preventing the law from being enforced, with ACLU of Arkansas Executive Director Holly Dickson saying the legislators “disregarded widespread, overwhelming, and bipartisan opposition to this bill and continued their discriminatory crusade against trans youth.”
“This is a sad day for Arkansas, but this fight is not over — and we’re in it for the long haul,” Dickson said. “Attempting to block trans youth from the care they need simply because of who they are is not only wrong, it’s also illegal, and we will be filing a lawsuit to challenge this law in court.”
“The bill’s sponsor dismissed opposition from medical groups and compared the restriction to other limits the state places on minors, such as prohibiting them from drinking.
“They need to get to be 18 before they make those decisions,” Republican Rep. Robin Lundstrum said.
The Family Council, a conservative group that backed the measure, praised lawmakers for enacting “historic legislation.”