NC Republicans override Cooper to pass 6 new laws after debate over LGBTQ+ youth
North Carolina Republican lawmakers overrode Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper’s vetoes on Wednesday to pass six new laws, including enacting new restrictions on LGBTQ+ rights.
Both the Senate and House voted to bypass Cooper on a trio of of bills impacting the LGBTQ+ community. One new law makes North Carolina the 23rd state to prohibit transgender female athletes from playing on girls’ and women’s sports teams.
Another new law restricts gender-affirming care for minors. A third prevents gender identity from being part of the curriculum in kindergarten through fourth-grade classrooms. That...