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The state was the first one to enact a ban on gender-affirming health care for minors. And more anti-LGBTQ+ legislation continues to advance around the nation.

April 19 2021 7:48 PM

Rep. Mary Bentley's bill would let teachers ignore students' preferred names and pronouns, and she says the state should do more in case a youth identifies "as a cat, as a furry."

April 09 2021 8:36 PM

Legislators Tuesday overrode Gov. Asa Hutchinson's veto, making Arkansas the first state with such a law.

April 06 2021 4:08 PM

The news was heralded by LGBTQ+ activists, but the legislature could still override the veto with a simple majority.

April 05 2021 3:10 PM

The state's Senate approved a bill Monday and the House had passed it earlier this month, so it now goes to Gov. Asa Hutchinson.

March 29 2021 7:29 PM

Arkansas becomes the latest state to bar trans student athletes from competing under their gender identity.

March 25 2021 8:23 PM

It's not certain whether the bills will be signed into law, but both governors are anti-trans Republicans.

March 22 2021 11:05 PM