Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear vetoed the state’s anti-trans sports bill. Back in March, Kentucky lawmakers in both the House of Representatives and Senate passed the archaic Senate Bill 83.
The legislation, similar to bills in Iowa and Utah, would effectively ban transgender girls from playing on sports teams that align with their gender identity.
However, the bill’s jurisdiction would also include transgender athletes who attend Kentucky colleges. Even though the Republican-led Senate and House supported the bill, Gov.
Beshear openly condemned it during his veto message. “Transgender children deserve public officials’ effort to demonstrate that they are valued members of our community through compassion, kindness and empathy, even if not understanding,” he wrote.