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Kansas lawmakers advance bills pushing back on trans rights


February 24, 2023

TOPEKA, Kan. -- (AP) — Republican proposals pushing back on transgender rights advanced Thursday in the GOP-controlled Kansas Legislature.

The measure most likely to ultimately become law this year would ban transgender athletes from girls and women's K-12, club and college sports.

The House approved it, 82-40, sending it to the Senate. The two Republicans absent Thursday likely would have voted yes to give supporters the two-thirds majority of 84 votes needed to override a veto from Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly. She vetoed two previous proposals.

The Senate voted 26-11 to pass a bill aime...

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