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Ohio Senate votes to override governor veto on trans care, sports ban

The Senate of the state of Ohio in the US voted to override Gov. Mike DeWine’s veto against Ohio House Bill 68 in a 23-9 vote.

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Republican #transprejudice continues in the US of A.

The Senate of the state of Ohio in the US voted to override Gov. Mike DeWine’s veto against Ohio House Bill 68 in a 23-9 vote.

This bill bans transgender minors from receiving gender-affirming medical care, as well as prevents transgender girls from taking part in sports events not aligned with their sex at birth.

Earlier, Ohio’s Republican governor, DeWine, vetoed the measure, a move that broke away from the anti-LGBTQIA position of the right-wing Republican party in the US.

The bill has a clause allowing transgender people already receiving care to continue doing so. But with this bill, it is now restricted for transgender youth to use (or be provided with) puberty blockers, or undergo hormone therapy or surgeries.

Puberty blockers are usually used in gender-affirming care to allow transgender youth to pause the growth of permanent sex characteristics (e.g. breasts, genitalia) as they explore their gender identity.

Twenty-one American states now have anti-LGBTQIA restrictions on access to gender-affirming care.

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