Approval of Kansas bill on trans athletes isn't veto-proof
April 9, 2021
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas conservatives on Friday pushed a proposed ban on transgender athletes in girl's and women's school sports through the Republican-controlled Legislature but don't have enough support yet to overcome a possible veto by the state's Democratic governor.
The Senate approved the measure, 26-11, after the House passed it late Thursday, 76-43, sending it to Gov. Laura Kelly. Overturning a veto in Kansas requires a two-thirds majority of all members — whether they are present for the vote — and both chambers were short of the mark.
The Democratic governor typically...