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Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine vetoes bill that would’ve banned gender-affirming care for trans youth

Posted on AllSides December 29th, 2023
From The Left
Graham Stokes for Ohio Capital Journal

Republican Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine has vetoed legislation that would have prohibited transgender youth from accessing gender-affirming care. His veto shoots down the controversial bill, which would also stop middle and high school trans students from participating in athletics with cisgender peers.

He announced the decision in a press conference Friday morning, the last day that he was allowed to veto it.

DeWine said he listened to the bill’s sponsor and also listened to physicians at the five children’s hospitals in Ohio. He said he listened to families of youth,...

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