Plentiful vetoes for final set of bills
Governor vetoes “muddled” bill on election materials, allows bill preventing trans women from participating in sports to pass into law without signature
March 23, 2023
Governor Mark Gordon allowed a bill that prevents trans women from participating in women’s high school sports to pass into law on Friday, though he wasn’t very happy with the wording.
The bill says that, “A student of the male sex shall not compete, and a public school shall not allow a student of the male sex to compete, in an athletic activity or team designated for students of the female sex” and may only compete in activities designated for males or as co-ed.
If a lawsuit is brought and a judge temporarily suspends the new law while proceedings are ongoing – as happened with...