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US judge blocks Arkansas law banning transgender youth treatment

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Washington (AFP) – A US federal judge on Wednesday temporarily blocked a law in the state of Arkansas that denies transgender minors access to hormonal treatments or surgical operations. Judge James Moody in federal court in Little Rock, Arkansas granted the plaintiffs — four transgender youths, their parents and two doctors — a preliminary injunction stopping the law from coming into effect until a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the measure has been resolved. “We are going to fight this law, as far and as long as we need to, to make sure that no young person in Arkansas has to…

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