Kentucky Governor Vetoes Transgender Athlete Bill

Kentucky Democratic Governor Andy Beshear vetoed a bill passed by the state’s GOP-led legislature on Wednesday that would have prohibited biological males from participating in female sports from 6th grade through college in the Bluegrass State.

SB 83, the Fairness in Women’s Sports Act, had overwhelmingly passed in the state’s House of Representatives 70-23 and in the Senate 26-9.

The strong vote, however, did not deter Beshear from opposing the new bill.

“If it were truly the intention of the General Assembly to prevent unfair advantage in women’s sports, it needed to look no further than the policies of the Kentucky High School Athletic Association,” Beshear wrote in a letter with his veto.
 
Andy Beshear by U.S. Army Cadet Command (Army ROTC) is licensed under flickr Public Domain Mark 1.0

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