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Kansas Senate Stands Up For Parents And Female Athletes With Override Of Democrat’s Veto, But House Republicans Are Dragging Their Feet

BY: JORDAN BOYD

APRIL 28, 2022

3 MIN READ

The Kansas Senate overrode the state’s Democrat governor this week to enact protections for women’s sports and parents, but the jury is still out on whether the Republican-controlled House will also stand up to keep boys from participating in girls’ athletics in the state’s public schools and universities.

GOP legislators designed the bill specifically to require athletic organizations sponsored by public schools and universities to designate sports teams based on the athletes’ sex. The legislation also includes provisions that allow students who are deprived of opportunities by athletes competing on teams that don’t correspond with their sex to sue in civil court.

The Senate’s decision to keep the bill is a direct rebuke to Democrat Gov. Laura Kelly who vetoed the legislation for a second time two weeks ago on the grounds that it “came from politicians trying to score :snip: https://thefederalist.com/2022/04/28/kansas-senate-stands-up-for-parents-and-female-athletes-with-override-of-democrats-veto-but-house-republicans-are-dragging-their-feet/

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