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Louisiana Again Passes Anti-Trans Sports Bill, Setting Up Veto Fight

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as he did last year.The Louisiana Senate gave final approval to the bill Monday, going along with a House change that removed intramural sports from the legislation.

It still covers interscholastic sports at the K-12 and college levels, affecting both public schools and any private ones that receive state funds.Edwards, a Democrat, has called the deletion of intramural sports significant but said he still believes the bill is unnecessary, the Associated Press reports.

He has not stated if he will sign or veto it. He has 10 days to make a decision.Upon his veto in 2021, he released a statement dubbing that legislation “a solution in search of a problem,” as even the author of the bill couldn’t cite “a single case where this was an issue.” He also expressed sympathy for young trans people.Lawmakers attempted to override his veto, but the House tally was two votes short of the required two-thirds majority.

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