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Kansas Republicans Fail to Override Democratic Governor’s Veto of Transgender Athlete Ban

HeadlineMay 04, 2021

Republican lawmakers in Kansas have failed to enact legislation that would have banned transgender athletes from participating in girls’ and women’s sports. Monday’s 26-14 vote by the Kansas state Senate was one vote shy of the two-thirds majority needed to override Democratic Governor Laura Kelly’s veto. Similar anti-trans bills have recently become law in Alabama, Arkansas, Idaho, Mississippi, Tennessee and West Virginia.

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