>Earlier this month, Arkansas governor Asa Hutchinson signed new anti-abortion legislation into law, with the legislation outlawing abortions under any circumstance unless it will save the life of the mother. Now, Hutchinson has reportedly signed a law that bans transgender women and girls from competing in school sports teams that are consistent with gender they identify with.
Hutchinson released a statement on the matter via his office, saying: “his law simply says that female athletes should not have to compete in a sport against a student of the male sex when the sport is designed for women’s competition. As I have stated previously, I agree with the intention of this law. This will help promote and maintain fairness in women’s sporting events.”
According to the ACLU, Arkansas is now allegedly moving to ban trans people from accessing health care, with a bill being pushed that will “bar gender-affirming health care for trans youth and bar public insurance coverage for trans people of any age.” Stay tuned for more updates.