6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals

A protester raises a fist beside a large transgender pride flag at the Kentucky State Capitol. (Sarah Ladd/Kentucky Lantern)

Arkansas AG Griffin asks full appeals court to reverse ruling on transgender care for minors

BY: - September 7, 2023

Arkansas Attorney General Tim Griffin on Thursday asked the full 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in St. Louis to hear his appeal of a federal judge’s ruling that struck down the state’s ban on gender-affirming health care for transgender minors. Act 626 of 2021, known as the Save Adolescents From Experimentation (SAFE) Act, prohibited […]

Appeals court temporarily reinstates Tennessee ban on transgender youth care

BY: - July 8, 2023

A federal appeals court has temporarily reinstated Tennessee’s law barring gender-affirming medical care for transgender minors, allowing a recently enacted ban on treatments that include puberty blockers and surgery to take immediate effect. In a divided opinion, the three-judge panel of the Sixth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals voted 2-1 to reverse a Nashville federal […]