Dem WI Gov Vetoes Ban On Trans Student Athletes

The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports:

Gov. Tony Evers vetoed a bill Tuesday that would have banned transgender and gender nonconforming youth from participating on school athletic teams that align with their gender identity.

The bill would have forced transgender and gender nonconforming students to instead play on teams that match the gender they were assigned at birth. It is the latest veto from Evers as he receives bills approved by the Senate and Assembly before the end of the legislative session last month.

“This type of legislation, and the harmful rhetoric beget by pursuing it, harms LGBTQ Wisconsinites’ and kids’ mental health, emboldens anti-LGBTQ harassment, bullying, and violence, and threatens the safety and dignity of LGBTQ Wisconsinites, especially our LGBTQ kids,” Evers said in his veto message.

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