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House fails to override governor’s veto of transgender sports ban; session ends with no overrides

The Louisiana House of Representatives has failed to override Gov. John Bel Edwards's veto of...
The Louisiana House of Representatives has failed to override Gov. John Bel Edwards's veto of the transgender sports ban bill.(WTOK)
Published: Jul. 21, 2021 at 2:10 PM CDT|Updated: Jul. 21, 2021 at 4:27 PM CDT
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BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - The full House failed to override Gov. John Bel Edwards’s veto of the transgender sports ban bill with a vote of 68-30 on Wednesday, July 21, and the session ended just hours later.

The motion failed and SB 156 remains vetoed. A total of 70 votes “For” were needed to reach the two-thirds supermajority.

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The House and Senate later decided to adjourn the session without overriding any of the governor’s vetoes.

House Speaker Clay Schexnayder (R-Gonzales) issued the following statement after the session ended:

It was the first veto override session since Louisiana ratified its constitution in 1974.

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