Recently U.S. District Judge James Moody announced that the lawsuit over Arkansas’ Save Adolescents From Experimentation (SAFE) Act will go to trial sometime during the week of July 25, 2022.

The Arkansas Legislature passed the SAFE Act last spring. It is an excellent law that protects children from sex-reassignment procedures, puberty blockers, and cross-sex hormones.

Researchers do not know the long term effects that puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones can have on kids. That is why many experts agree that giving puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones to children is experimental, at best.

That’s also why a major hospital in Sweden announced last spring that it would no longer administer puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones to children.

However, the ACLU and others filed a lawsuit against the SAFE Act. Last July a federal judge in Little Rock temporarily blocked the state from enforcing this good law.

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has appealed that order to the Eighth Circuit.

In the meantime, the lawsuit over whether or not the SAFE Act is constitutional is progressing through the court system.

Arkansas’ SAFE Act is a good law that protects children. We believe courts ultimately will recognize that fact and uphold this good law as constitutional.