Gov. Beshear vetoes transgender athlete bill
Published: Apr. 6, 2022 at 5:01 PM EDT
FRANKFORT, Ky. (WKYT) - Governor Andy Beshear has vetoed a bill 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 isn’t 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 with a 26 to 9 vote. A simple majority is needed to override a gubernatorial veto.
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