Vetoes stand in Kansas for bills on trans athletes, schools


April 29, 2022

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Republican lawmakers in Kansas failed Thursday to override Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly's vetoes of measures dealing with transgender athletes and parents' ability to challenge books and other materials in public schools.

Both proposals were priorities for conservative legislators and are likely to become issues during Kelly's race for reelection this year. The Senate voted to override Kelly's vetoes of both, but supporters failed to get the necessary two-thirds majorities in the House.

One of the measures would have banned transgender athletes from girls' and women's s...

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