Kentucky state legislators voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to override Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear’s veto of a bill barring male-born athletes from girls’ and women’s sports.
The Senate voted 29-8 to override the veto of Senate Bill 83, known as the Save Women’s Sports Act, followed by the House, where the vote was 72-23. Kentucky only requires a simple majority of each chamber for a veto override.
“The General Assembly stands with female athletes all over the state of Kentucky and everywhere in this nation, and we want to encourage their hard work and achievements,” said Republican state Sen. Robby Mills, the bill’s sponsor.