North Carolina Republican lawmakers have done the right thing and overrode a veto by the state’s Democrat Gov. who tried to stop the legislature’s attempt to ban transgender “women” from playing sports in school sports, and other bills imposing limits on transgenderism.
Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper tried to stop the legislature from enacting their ban on boys claiming to be girls from playing girls sports in the state. He also vetoed a bill to ban dangerous trans medical procedures on children. But it didn’t stick.
Republicans have veto-proof majorities in both houses of the NC legislature and can override any veto, but that only works if they stand together. And there was some question on whether they wold be able to stand together well enough to shoot down the governor’s attempt to placate the left-wing groomer agenda.
Per Just the News:
Cooper, in July, vetoed the “Fairness in Women’s Sports Act,” which would prevent biological men from competing against women in sports. He further blocked the “Act to Prohibit Gender Transition Procedures for Minors,” the aim of which is presumably self-evident, and the “Parents’ Bill of Rights,” which would bar kindergarten through fourth grade teachers from discussing gender identity or sexuality in the classroom.
The state House voted 74-45 to override Cooper on the transgender care ban, the vote to override him on the sports bill was also 74-45 in the House, and the lower chamber overruled Cooper on the parental rights bill by a narrower, 72-47 margin. The state Senate dockets indicate that the upper chamber supported the overrides in all votes, but have not posted the vote totals as of press time.
Now, North Carolina becomes the 22nd state to pass a transgender medical procedure ban for children.
It seems likely that these limits and bans will eventually end up before the Supreme Court. And at this point it is anyone’s guess where the court would come down on the matter.
However, the more states that pas these laws, the more likely that some level of restrictions will end up cemented into long term law.
So, we need more states to pass these laws. And the quicker, the better.
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Cross-posted with iPatriot
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