Judge hears arguments in SB140 lawsuit, anticipation grows as potential Fulton indictment of Trump nears

Pamphlets at QueerMed, an Atlanta-area medical practice that specializes in treating transgender patients. (Matthew Pearson/WABE)

On July 1, SB140 became law in Georgia.

The new law blocks trans youth from receiving hormone replacement therapy, as well as prohibits medical professionals from performing certain surgical procedures at hospitals and other licensed healthcare facilities.

Four Georgia families who filed the lawsuit against the state say SB140 strips them of their right to make critical decisions about their children’s health care.

A federal judge heard arguments from the state and the plaintiffs in the case on Thursday.

On Friday’s edition of “Closer Look,” WABE politics reporter Sam Gringlas returned to “Closer Look” to discuss an SB140 hearing that was held earlier this week.

Gringlas also reports on the latest developments in Fulton County, where former President Donald Trump and his allies are expected to be indicted for their efforts to overturn the 2020 election results in Georgia.