Gov. Hutchinson signs legislation in this file photo from 2015.

Last week Gov. Asa Hutchinson signed two really good bills into law.

The first was S.B. 354 protecting fairness in women’s sports.

It prevents biological males who identify as female from competing in women’s athletics at school. It is now Act 461 of 2021.

The second is S.B. 289 protecting healthcare workers’ rights of conscience.

It prevents healthcare workers in Arkansas from being forced to perform medical procedures that violate their deeply held convictions. It is now Act 462 of 2021.

These are two really great pieces of legislation that Family Council strongly supports.

We are grateful to Arkansas’ lawmakers for passing these good bills, and we are grateful to Gov. Hutchinson for signing them into law.

This year the Arkansas Legislature has passed several laws promoting, protecting, and strengthening traditional family values. Arkansans should be proud of their elected officials for supporting such good legislation.