Topeka’s ABC News affiliate reports:
Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly announced Thursday she has vetoed a proposed ban on transgender athletes from playing on school sports teams for girls and women. The bill was originally approved by the Republican-controlled House and Senate in early April.
“This legislation sends a devastating message that Kansas is not welcoming to all children and their families, including those who are transgender — who are already at a higher risk of bullying, discrimination, and suicide,” Kelly said in a news release announcing the veto.
Read the full article. Similar bills have been vetoed by the GOP governors of North Dakota and South Dakota, however they have been signed into law in other states.
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