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Louisiana House fails to override veto of transgender sports bill, session is over
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A Republican majority Louisiana House voted 68-30 and failed to overturn Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards' veto of legislation that banned transgender athletes from participating in women’s sports.
Several hours later, both chambers adjourned, deciding to prematurely end the veto override session and go home. None of the vetoes on 28 bills were reversed.
Back on May 27, when the House gave final passage to SB156, the 78-19 votes seemed secure enough to override a gubernatorial veto.
But between then and now, supporters of the transgender ban lost 10 votes. Six came from Democratic members, one from a representative without party affiliation, and three others who voted for the measure in May but didn’t participate in the veto override effort Wednesday.
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