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Utah's Spencer Cox Vetoes Transgender Sports Ban, Second GOP Gov. to Do So

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did so on Monday.Cox said in a letter to the Republican leaders of the state Senate and House explaining his veto that he believed the bill was changed too much in the final hours before the vote without necessary input from the public."Finally, there is one more important reason for this veto," Cox wrote toward the end of his letter. "I must admit, I am not an expert on transgenderism.

I struggle to understand so much of it and the science is conflicting. When in doubt however, I always try to err on the side of kindness, mercy and compassion.

I also try to get proximate and I am learning so much from our transgender community. They are great kids who face enormous struggles."In his letter, Cox also cited the fact that four transgender students are currently playing high school sports in Utah, only one of which is participating in girls sports.This is a developing story that will be updated as more information becomes available..

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