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Gov. Andy Beshear vetoes transgender athletes bill

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Published: Apr. 6, 2022 at 5:09 PM EDT
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FRANKFORT, Ky. (WYMT) - Governor Andy Beshear vetoed a bill on Wednesday to ban transgender girls from girls’ sports in Kentucky.

Supporters said Senate Bill 83 protects girls sports by making sure they have a fair chance to succeed.

The ACLU and Fairness Campaign said it is not necessary, violates Title IX and will jeopardize students’ mental health.

The House passed SB 83 in a 70 to 23 vote and the Senate sent it to the governor’s desk in a 26 to 9 vote. A simple majority is needed to override a gubernatorial veto.

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