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Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp, seen delivering the State of the State address on Jan. 25, has signed a bill that would ban most gender-affirming surgeries and hormone replacement therapies for transgender people under 18. Alex Slitz/AP hide caption

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Demonstrators gather on the steps to the Texas State Capitol in Austin to speak against transgender-related bills being considered in the state legislature in May 2021. Eric Gay/AP hide caption

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Rep. Wes Allen, sponsor of the House version of the bill, speaks during debate at the Alabama Statehouse in Montgomery on Thursday. Mickey Welsh/The Montgomery Advertiser via AP hide caption

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Republican-pushed bills are seeking to deny minors access to hormone therapy and puberty blockers. Both are treatments that have been vetted and peer-reviewed by mainstream medical organizations, including the American Academy of Pediatrics. Robyn Beck/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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