Katie Hobbs Stands with Trans Community Amid Hateful Laws Signed by Governor Ducey

PHOENIX — Yesterday, on the eve of International Day of Transgender Visibility, Governor Ducey signed Senate bills 1138 and 1165, which ban all minors from receiving gender-affirming surgery and ban transgender women from competing on women’s sports teams.

Secretary of State and gubernatorial candidate Katie Hobbs released the following statement standing in solidarity with the trans community:

“My heart goes out to the entire LGBTQ+ community, especially our youth, who are being targeted and discriminated against by their own government, and being denied their freedom of identity. This week, Governor Ducey and the Republican legislature took an ax to civil rights in Arizona. They’ve stripped women of the freedom to choose, imposed new barriers to voting, and now they’re denying trans Arizonans the freedom to be their authentic selves. These laws will have long-lasting and devastating effects on trans people, their families, and their communities.”