Landmark trial begins over Arkansas’ ban on trans youth care


              FILE - Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson testifies before a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, June 22, 2021, in Washington. The nation's first trial over a state's ban on gender-confirming care for children begins in Arkansas on Monday, Oct, 17, 2022. Arkansas was the first state to enact such a ban on gender-confirming care, with Republican lawmakers in 2021 overriding Hutchinson's veto of the legislation. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
            
              FILE - Dylan Brandt speaks at a news conference outside the federal courthouse in Little Rock, Ark., July 21, 2021. Brandt, a teenager, is among several transgender youth and families who are plaintiffs challenging a state law banning gender confirming care for trans minors. The nation’s first trial over a state’s ban on gender-confirming care for children begins in Arkansas on Monday, Oct. 17, 2022, the latest fight over restrictions on transgender youth championed by Republican leaders and widely condemned by medical experts. (AP Photo/Andrew DeMillo, File)
Landmark trial begins over Arkansas’ ban on trans youth care