LA. STATE SENATE VOTES TO OVERRIDE VETO OF BILL THAT WOULD BAR BIOLOGICAL MALES FROM GIRLS’ SCHOOL SPORTS

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The Louisiana state senate has voted to override Gov. John Bel Edwards’ veto of legislation that would block biological males from competing on school and college sports teams designated for females.

The Associated Press reported that the state senate’s 26-12 veto override vote fell strictly along party lines, with Republican lawmakers voting to back the measure.

“Your opportunity is now to do what you’ve been led to do by your own conscience,” Republican state Sen. Beth Mizell said as she asked lawmakers to vote in favor of overriding the veto, according to The Daily Advertiser. “Without protection women’s sports will no longer exist.”

The AP noted that GOP lawmakers in the state’s House will need to secure support from some Democrats or independents to reach the number of votes necessary to successfully buck the governor’s veto.

John Bel Edwards, the state’s Democratic governor who vetoed the measure, has served in the post since 2016.

“As I have said repeatedly when asked about this bill, discrimination is not a Louisiana value, and this bill was a solution in search of a problem that simply does not exist … (Read more)