Ohio Senate poised to override DeWine’s transgender veto

The Ohio Senate is poised this week to override Gov. Mike DeWine’s (R-OH) veto of legislation that would ban puberty blockers and cross-sex hormone treatments for minors with gender dysphoria.

A spokesperson for the office of Ohio Senate President Matt Huffman confirmed for the Washington Examiner that the question of overturning DeWine’s veto would be brought to the floor on Wednesday during the first Senate session of 2024.

The move from the legislature would go a step further than DeWine’s executive order earlier this month, which prohibited physicians from treating minors with gender transition surgeries, such as mastectomies or vaginoplasties.

In December, the Buckeye State legislature passed HB 68, which would prohibit medical intervention for minors with gender dysphoria and require transgender athletes to play on teams matching their biological sex.
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