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North Carolina GOP Overrides Gov. Veto on 3 Anti-Trans Bills

HeadlineAug 17, 2023

In North Carolina, Republican lawmakers in the state Senate and House have voted to override vetoes from Democratic Governor Roy Cooper and enact three bills targeting trans youth. One law bans gender-affirming care for youth. Another bans transgender girls and women from playing on sports teams in middle school, high school and college. A third law restricts how gender identity is discussed in schools. It’s been described as North Carolina’s version of Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” bill; the group Equality NC decried the three new laws as a slate of hate.

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