Governor Hutchinson Issues Statement on District Court Decision to Grant Preliminary Injunction of Act 626

July 21, 2021

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson issued the following statement on the U.S. District Court’s decision to grant a preliminary injunction of Act 626.

“While this is a preliminary ruling, it appears the act will be struck down as unconstitutional for the same reason that I vetoed it. The act was too extreme and did not provide any relief for those young people currently undergoing hormone treatment with the consent of their parents and under the care of a physician. If the act would have been more limited, such as prohibiting sex reassignment surgery for those under 18, then I suspect the outcome would have been different.”

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