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Louisiana Republicans fail to override veto of bill barring transgender athletes from sports

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minimum number of votes needed for an override — to overturn Gov. John Bel Edwards’ veto.The transgender ban was one of 28 bills being voted upon as the legislature held its first-ever veto override session since Louisiana adopted a new state Constitution in 1974, and was the chief impetus for Republicans who called for the override session, according to the conservative newspaper The Washington Times.Edwards previously vetoed the bill in June, arguing that the measure was both discriminatory and unnecessary, as supporters of a ban on trans athletes couldn’t provide an example in Louisiana specifically where a transgender athlete outperformed a cisgender athlete, and the Louisiana High School Athletic Association already has a.

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