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Transgender Rights Clash: Wisconsin Governor’s Veto Upholds Inclusion in Girls’ Sports

Payam Javan: Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers has vetoed a bill proposed by Republicans that sought to ban biological male athletes from competing in girls’ sports in high schools.

The veto comes after the bill, AB 377, was passed by the Senate but faced opposition from the governor and Democratic lawmakers.

Evers cited concerns about the potential harm the legislation could pose to the LGBTQ community, arguing it could fuel harassment and violence. Republicans criticized the veto, accusing Evers of disrespecting women’s achievements and fairness in sports. The bill’s sponsor, Congresswoman Barb Dittrich, labeled the veto as “disgusting.”

The issue of transgender participation in sports has sparked debates nationwide, with some states enacting bans while others face legal challenges.

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