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Indianapolis Federal Judge Rules That a Gender-Affirming Care Lawsuit Can Proceed as Class Action

An Indianapolis federal judge has ruled that the lawsuit surrounding an Indiana law that banned gender-affirming care for minors will now be a class-action lawsuit in Indianapolis federal court.

This comes after James Patrick Hanlon, a judge in the Indianapolis division of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, granted a preliminary injunction surrounding Senate Enrolled Act 480 in June 2023. The bill, which Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb signed into law, banned gender-transitioning care for any Indiana resident under the age of 18.

After the bill was signed by Holcomb, a lawsuit was filed in April 2023 on behalf of four transgender minors, their parents and an Indiana doctor who provides transgender medical care who believe that S.E.A. 480 violates the United States Constitution and other federal laws.

Read the source article at WTWO-TV

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