Ky GOP lawmakers pass ban on gender-affirming care for youth
March 17, 2023
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Republican lawmakers in Kentucky passed a measure Thursday to ban gender-affirming care for transgender minors, completing whirlwind voting on a repackaged proposal that triggered outrage and tears among opponents unable to stop the sweeping policymaking on a culture wars issue.
Supporters of the proposal — which affects how gender is discussed in schools — beat a Thursday deadline to retain their power to override an expected gubernatorial veto.
GOP supermajorities in the House and Senate overwhelmingly passed the bill, a day after a slimmed-down version had sta...
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