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Marcela Taracena, 

March 24, 2022

Phoenix, AZ -— Today, the Arizona State House passed Senate Bill (SB) 1165, an unconstitutional bill that bans transgender girls from participating in school sports and SB 1138, a bill that limits gender-affirming care. Governor Ducey has five days to approve or veto the legislation. Darrell Hill, ACLU of Arizona policy director, had the following reaction:

“Arizona has unfortunately joined the long list of states that have made bullying and discriminating against trans students a priority this legislative session. These unabated attacks on trans kids attempt to solve problems that do not exist and single out people simply for being transgender. Gov. Ducey should follow in the footsteps of the Republican governors in Utah and Indiana and veto legislation that harms the health and well-being of transgender youth.”