Politics Trump blasts 'lightweight' Arkansas governor over transgender surgery bill veto: 'That's the end of him'
'Children will die': Transgender advocates warn about risks as more states consider banning gender-affirming care for kids
More states want to copy Arkansas' ban on gender-affirming care for trans youth. Experts say such laws endanger lives and ignore science.Now 18 and living in Little Rock, the transgender activist recently testified before lawmakers as part of an effort to try to stop the passage of a proposed state law that, among other things, bans doctors from providing gender-affirming care such as including puberty blockers and hormone therapy to youth under 18. She and others protesting the measure were unsuccessful.
Former President Donald Trump excoriated Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson over his veto of a bill banning transgender procedures and drugs from being administered to minors.
“Asa Hutchinson, the lightweight RINO Governor of Arkansas, just vetoed a Bill that banned the CHEMICAL CASTRATION OF CHILDREN,” Trump. “'Bye-bye Asa,’ that’s the end of him! Fortunately for the Great State of Arkansas, Sarah Huckabee Sanders will do a fantastic job as your next Governor!”
Hutchinsonthis week that would have banned procedures from being performed on transgender minors and argued that the bill was "over-broad, extreme" and referred to it as "vast government overreach."
As Arkansas bans treatments for transgender youth, 15 other states consider similar bills
Arkansas became the first state to ban gender-confirmation treatments for transgender minors. Fifteen other states are considering similar laws.The state's mostly Republican legislature voted to override Gov. Asa Hutchinson's veto of House Bill 1570, which limits access to certain treatments for youth younger than 18 years old. The new law prohibits doctors from providing gender confirming hormone therapy, puberty blockers or gender-confirmation surgeries or from referring patients to other health care providers.
The Republican governor’s veto was, and he has faced intense criticism from conservatives, which in an attempt to explain his rationale.
WATCH: Tucker Carlson and Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson debate the governor's decision to veto a bill banning gender surgeries for minors that was later overridden by the Arkansas state legislature.
Gov. Hutchinson says that the bill "invokes the state" in medical decisions.— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller)
Trump endorsed Sarah Sanders, his former press secretary, in her run for governor of Arkansas, which she.
Alarm grows over impact of states banning trans youth treatment
Medical experts and LGBT advocates are sounding the alarm over the physical and mental health risks to the transgender community after at least 19 state legislatures, including Arkansas, have proposed or passed bills seeking to ban trans youth treatment. © Getty Images Alarm grows over impact of states banning trans youth treatment Proponents of the bills have argued that the legislation is in place to protect children from making irreversible decisions about their bodies.
"Sarah is strong on Borders, tough on Crime, and fully supports the Second Amendment and our great law enforcement officers," Trump. "She loves our Military and Veterans — and her home state of Arkansas. Sarah will be a GREAT Governor, and she has my Complete and Total Endorsement!"
Hutchinson, who has been governor since 2015, is not permitted to run again due to term limits.
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More transgender people are hiding their identity at work in the UK. Why? .
A recent survey by a UK recruitment company indicates that over two-thirds of transgender people nationwide continue to conceal their identity at work, and the numbers are increasing. By contrast, five years ago, the figure was 50%. © Courtesy of Ashleigh Talbot Ashleigh Talbot Courtesy of Ashleigh Talbot Some draw a connection to a larger political debate. The rights of the transgender community have been a regular topic in British media in the last few years after the government announced a planned review of the Gender Recognition Act in 2018.