Mon, Nov 28|
Little Rock District Court
Arkansas Trial on Gender Affirming Care
Fight to pass the "Save Adolescents From Experimentation Act (SAFE)" bill
Time & Location
Nov 28, 2022, 9:00 AM EST – Dec 02, 2022, 5:00 PM EST
Little Rock District Court, 600 W Markham St, Little Rock, AR 72201, USA
About the event
Arkansas State Representative Robin Lundstrum faces the ACLU in a historic case to ban gender affirming care in her state. She is graceful and genuine, puts her skin in the game, and she needs our help.
A timeline follows the history-making trial that starts begins again on November 28:
First Bill Passed To Stop Childhood Medical Transition: Arkansas Save Adolescents From Experimentation Act
by, Robin Lunstrum
Republican • 87th District - 93rd General Assembly
Logged February 2021 Save Adolescents From Experimentation Act
by, Robin Lunstrum
April 2021, Arkansas became the first state to pass the SAFE Act, shielding minors from puberty-blocking drugs, opposite-sex hormones, and gender reassignment surgeries.
The ACLU and others filed a lawsuit against the SAFE Act summer 2021 before the law officially took effect.
In July 2021, U.S. District Judge James Moody temporarily blocked the state from enforcing the law while the lawsuit progressed. Arkansas’ Attorney General has asked the Eighth Circuit to lift his order so that the state can start enforcing the law right away, but was denied.
In August of 2022, a three-judge panel of the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld Moody’s preliminary injunction.
A three-judge panel of the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld Moody’s preliminary injunction.
U.S. District Court in Little Rock announced the lawsuit over Arkansas’ Save Adolescents From Experimentation (SAFE) Act went to trial the week of October 17, 2022.
Nov 16th A federal appeals court said it won’t reconsider its ruling temporarily blocking Arkansas from enforcing its ban on gender-affirming care for children.
Moody, an appointee of President Barack Obama, is now presiding over a two-part trial to determine the fate of the SAFE Act. The families of trans-identifying youth and doctors testified against it in the first week of the trials, which began Oct. 17. The second part of the trial is set to take place on November 28th 2022.
A landmark trial over whether to strike down the ban began before the same judge last month and is set to resume Nov. 28.