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Ohio House votes to override Gov. DeWine's veto of transgender treatments, sports bans

Republicans have a supermajority in the state Senate and are expected to hold their own vote later this month.

Published: January 10, 2024 5:03pm

The Ohio House on Wednesday voted to override Gov. Mike DeWine's, R, veto of a ban on gender-related treatments for minors and transgender participation in school sports on teams that do not align with their sex.

The House voted 65-28 in favor of overriding his veto of House Bill 68, The Hill reported. Republicans have a supermajority in the state Senate and are expected to hold their own vote later this month.

DeWine last month vetoed the gender treatment restrictions and the transgender sports ban, saying "I believe parents rather than government should be making those important medical decisions."

His veto drew considerable scrutiny from Republicans, including form former President Donald Trump, who declared that "DeWine has fallen to the Radical Left." DeWine subsequently signed an executive order banning gender surgeries for minors, but not other forms of transgender treatments.

With DeWine's executive order, at least 23 states have banned gender surgeries for minors, according to the pro-LGBT Movement Advancement Project. Twenty-four have limited participation in school sports to teams aligned with the athlete's sex, not counting Ohio.

Ben Whedon is an editor and reporter for Just the News. Follow him on X, formerly Twitter.