TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas conservatives have pushed a proposed ban on transgender athletes in girl’s and women’s school sports through the Republican-controlled Legislature. But they don’t have enough support yet to overcome a possible veto by the Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly.
The Senate approved the measure on a 26-11 vote Friday after the House passed it late Thursday on a 76-43 vote. Kelly typically doesn’t say what she’ll do with legislation before it reaches her desk, but she’s dropped strong hints that she plans to veto such a ban.
The bill’s supporters were eight votes short in the House and one short in the Senate of the two-thirds majorities for overriding a veto.