Arkansas Becomes First State To Protect Children From "Woke" Movement
Liberals have gone overboard with gender identity politics and the trans movement. Biden has made it ok for men identifying as women to basically take over female sports and locker rooms. But apparently, Liberals feel minors should also have the ability to make permanent changes to their bodies before becoming adults. So Arkansas Legislators decided to protect children from making what could be permanent bad decisions before they are even considered adults. They enacted a bill that bans transgender treatments and surgeries 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.”
This seems like common sense. We shouldn't be performing cosmetic surgeries on minors. Minors that are struggling with their gender identity should be seeking counseling not setting up a procedure to permanently alter their bodies. This new law protects children. Liberals just don't seem to understand or care.