Arkansas Lawmakers Overturn Governor's Veto of Bill Banning Gender-Affirming Healthcare to Minors

Apr 7, 2021

By a simple majority, Republican members of the Arkansas House and Senate voted Tuesday to overturn a veto issued the previous day by Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson of a bill banning gender-affirming medical care for trans youth. The governor said the law is extreme and places children at risk. Arkansas is now the first state in the nation to enact such a ban.