Dem Louisiana Gov Vetoes Anti-Trans Sports Bill: It’s A “Solution In Search Of A Problem That Does Not Exist”

The Baton Rouge Advocate reports:

Gov. John Bel Edwards today vetoed legislation that would have barred transgender girls and women from participating on sports teams that match their gender identity, calling the proposal discriminatory and a “solution in search of a problem that does not exist in Louisiana.”

Senate Bill 156, sponsored by Sen. Beth Mizell, R-Franklinton, would have required athletic teams or sporting events for women at public institutions be composed only of “biological females,” or those who presumably were listed as female on their birth certificates.

The measure won Senate approval 29-6 and cleared the House 78-19. Those margins are wide enough to override a governor’s veto, though the Legislature has never in its history called itself back to Baton Rouge for a special veto override session.

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