The Arkansas legislature passed a bill that would ban experimental medicalized gender transitioning of minors, including the prescribing of hormones and cosmetic gender surgeries for youth under 18 in the state.
Passed by both houses, the Save Adolescents from Experimentation (SAFE) Act is the first of its kind to head to a governor’s desk for signing.
Gov. Asa Hutchinson, a Republican, has not yet said whether he backs the measure. After the bill passed the state Senate on Monday, Hutchinson must sign the bill or issue a veto within five days of the bill’s passing before it becomes law without his signature, according to USA Today.
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Brandon Showalter