“Mississippi Republican Gov. Tate Reeves signed a bill Tuesday to ban gender-affirming care in the state for anyone younger than 18, part of a broad effort in conservative states to restrict transgender athletes, gender-affirming care and drag shows.
“The new Mississippi law took effect immediately. Reeves signed a law in 2021 to ban transgender athletes from competing in girls’ or women’s sports.
“The Republican governor of Utah recently signed a ban on gender-affirming care into law, and judges have temporarily blocked similar laws in Arkansas and Alabama.
“In Arkansas last week, the state Senate approved legislation that tries to effectively reinstate that state’s ban on gender-affirming care for minors by making it easier to sue providers of such medical care.”
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