RINO Gov. Spencer Cox defended his veto, claiming he acted out of “kindness, mercy and compassion” for transgender athletes — but what about for the actual females competing?
The Republican supermajority Utah legislature has voted to override Gov. Spencer Cox’s (R) veto of a bill banning males from performing in women’s sports.
The House voted 56-18 and the Senate voted 21-8 to override Spencer’s veto on Friday, clearing the way for the bill to take effect on July 1.
From the The Salt Lake Tribune:
The bill, HB11, originally intended to create a commission charged with evaluating whether a transgender athlete could participate in a school sport — a compromise that avoided an outright ban. But during final hours of the legislative session earlier this month, the Legislature passed a last-minute amendment to the bill that banned transgender girls from participating in female school sports.
Spencer defended his veto following the override vote, claiming he acted out of “kindness, mercy and compassion” for “transgender” individuals.
“I must admit, I am not an expert on transgenderism. I struggle to understand so much of it and the science is conflicting. When in doubt however, I always try to err on the side of kindness, mercy and compassion. I also try to get proximate and I am learning so much from our transgender community. They are great kids who face enormous struggles,” Spencer said in a statement.
Republican lawmakers supporting the veto override held a rally on the Capitol steps just before the vote but were met with a crowd of leftists protesters chanting “trans rights are human rights.”
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