Gov. Andy Beshear vetoes transgender athletes bill
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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