Transgender health: Comparing model bills to real proposals

An Associated Press analysis has found that many of this year’s statehouse proposals to restrict gender-affirming care for youths are identical or very similar to some model legislation. The AP obtained the texts of more than 130 bills in 40 state legislatures from the public policy software company Plural and analyzed them for similarities to model bills touted by the conservative groups Do No Harm and the Family Research Council. The most notable similarities found in the AP’s analysis were in bills in Arkansas, Iowa, Mississippi, Montana, New Hampshire and West Virginia.