The battle for the soul of the country continues to be fought, and victories are coming in across the country.
One of those victories comes out of Ohio.
Ohio governor Mike DeWine recently vetoed House Bill 68, which called for common sense measures that would ban men competing in women’s sports, as well as banning gender-affirming care for minors.
DeWine, who has a bit of a mixed record in Ohio, originally vetoed the bill last month.
He did so after embarking on what he called a “fact-gathering” mission where he spoke to several physicians and families about the bill.
His decision obviously did not sit well with his voter base.
Luckily, the State Senate overrode DeWine’s veto with a vote of 24-8.
— The Gateway Pundit (@gatewaypundit) January 25, 2024
Our friends at the Gateway Pundit reported:
Doctors can no longer mutilate minors in Ohio, and female sports are now protected there thanks to courageous Republicans defying their RINO governor Wednesday.
As CBS News reported, the State Senate voted to override Governor Mike DeWine’s veto of House Bill 68, a common-sense measure that sought to prohibit gender-affirming care for minors and to restrict transgender athletes’ participation in girls’ and women’s sports.
The official tally was 24-8. The Ohio House earlier overrode DeWine’s veto against Ohio House Bill 68 in a 65-28 vote as TGP’s Cristina Laila revealed.
This is obviously a huge victory in the fight to protect children from transgender propaganda pushed by the far-left.
Why any republican worth their salt would ever support the transgender agenda is beyond me.
DeWine, like many RINOs, is walking a dangerous path.
BREAKING: Ohio Legislature officially overrides Gov. DeWine's HB-86 veto.
Ohio House: 65-28 to override
Ohio Senate: 23-9 to override
Transgender mutilation is now banned for minors and males are now banned from women's sports in Ohio.
HB-86 is now state law.
— End Wokeness (@EndWokeness) January 24, 2024
WOW: The Ohio Legislature just overrode Gov. DeWine's veto and enacted into law HB-86 which bans males from women's sports in Ohio.
The Ohio Legislature is BASED.
Do you support this move? pic.twitter.com/KRWd5GdXkz
— TEAM USA 🇺🇸 (@__TEAM_USA) January 24, 2024
Another gender-affirming care ban just went through, this time in Ohio. This one also bans trans girls from performing in women's sports.
Governor Mike DeWine veto'd it, but the state senate pushed it through anyway. Fuck. https://t.co/MO5ZKmW0kp
— 💀 The Horror Guru 🎃 (@TheHorrorGuru) January 25, 2024
BREAKING: Ohio bans gender-affirming care for minors, restricts transgender athletes despite GOP governor veto https://t.co/LTj0NkwJU5
— Fox News (@FoxNews) January 24, 2024
BREAKING: Ohio bans gender-affirming care and restricts transgender athletes despite GOP governor's veto https://t.co/0qRbB9kHgp
— The Associated Press (@AP) January 24, 2024
— Daily Mail Online (@MailOnline) January 24, 2024
Here are more details from Daily Mail:
The bill had originally been vetoed by Republican Governor Mike DeWine – but his intervention was overridden when a majority in the state’s GOP-controlled House and Senate voted to overturn the veto.
Ohio has become the 23rd state to ban transgender care for minors, amid a wave of laws passed by Republican-controlled legislatures in recent years. It is also the 24th to outlaw trans girls from participating in sports at the high school and college level.
Sponsors of the bill said it was necessary because parents were being ‘manipulated’ by doctors to get transgender care for their children.
But campaigners hit back at the move, arguing politicians should not be involved in the ‘private medical decisions’ of families.
Medical bodies like the American Academy of Pediatrics say children should be offered gender-affirming care, and that to withhold it amounts to ‘state-sanctioned neglect and emotional abuse’.
But healthcare experts in other countries have slammed the leading organization’s comments as unethical and irresponsible and focused more on the politics of the moment than medicine.
The US has become a political outlier among Western nations on the issue, with other nations including France, the UK and Sweden all pausing puberty-blocking drugs and surgeries in minors amid concerns over the long-term mental and physical effects.
Ohio is the 23rd state to ban “gender-affirming care” for minors.
Hopefuly it will not be the last.