LITTLE ROCK — (07-21-21) — U.S. District Judge James Moody in central Arkansas on Wednesday, issued a temporary injunction against the GOP Trans youth ban for healthcare that was scheduled to go into effect next week.  His injunction in the constitutional challenge to the state’s first-of-its-kind ban on transgender youth health care treatment was met with joy from LGBTQ activists nationwide.

The GOP anti-Trans Youth ban law (HB1570), was scheduled to go into effect next week but thanks to Judge James Moody who placed a temporary injunction to stop the law from taking effect on Wednesday, Transgender youth can breath a sigh of relief.

This is a victory for transgender families in the state of Arkansas and LGBTQ+ activists across the country.

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U.S. District Judge James Moody considered efforts by the American Civil Liberties Union to block the new GOP passed Arkansas law that effectively bans gender-affirming health care from transgender minors, prohibits doctors from even providing referrals, and allows private insurers to refuse coverage of gender-affirming care to transgender persons at any age.

“To pull this care midstream from these patients, or minors, would cause irreparable harm,” said Judge Moody.

The GOP anti-Transgender law would have had a devastating impact beyond Arkansas borders and just think, it was slated to go into effect on July 28.

Article by: Paul Goldberg, Staff Writer

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