Kansas Lawmakers Side with Democrat Governor’s Veto

The overwhelmingly Republican Kansas House of Representatives sustained Democratic Governor Laura Kelly’s veto is two controversial bills.

The Senate had earlier voted to override Kelly’s veto of both bills.

According to The Hill:

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The state House of Representatives on Thursday voted to sustain Kelly’s veto of Senate Bill 160 – officially titled the “Fairness in Women’s Sports Act” – that would have required public schools from the elementary to the university level to designate sports teams by “biological sex,” or a student’s sex assigned at birth.

House lawmakers on Thursday also voted to sustain the governor’s veto of House Bill 58, which would have given parents greater authority to review and challenge learning materials inconsistent with their “firmly held beliefs, values or principles,” which LGBTQ+ advocates have previously said would likely target topics related to sexual orientation and gender identity.

“Compassion wins today,” Kansas state Rep. Brandon Woodard (D), who in 2019 became one of the state’s first openly gay legislators, tweeted Thursday following the House vote. While the state Senate had earlier this week voted to override the governor’s veto, the House failed to get the two-thirds majority necessary to do so.

 

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CaptTurbo
CaptTurbo
2 months ago

Corrupt, spineless bastards!

Robert W
2 months ago
Reply to  CaptTurbo

I agree 100%!!!!!!

Nine Island Girl
Nine Island Girl
2 months ago

Call all of them and tell them that you will work very hard to unseat them.

Sandra Lee Smith
Sandra Lee Smith
2 months ago

Killing hard won women’s sports in a generation!

Richard Hennessy
Richard Hennessy
2 months ago

Apparently, Kansas voters should clean house. They have very poor representation.

Jawad
Jawad
2 months ago

‘Toto, I think we’re not in Kansas anymore!’

Patricia Oakes
17 days ago

IAS USUAL THE SPINELESS RINOS SCREWING THE AMERICAN PEOPLE! I HOPE THESE DOGS AND THEIR FAMILIES BECOMES THE VICTIMS OF THEIR OWN DOING!!

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