Wisconsin Democrat Gov. Tony Evers vetoed a bill on Wednesday that would have outlawed sex change hormones and surgeries for minors.
The bill, Assembly Bill 465, would have barred health care providers in the state from administering puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones, or performing sex-mutilating surgeries on youth identifying as transgender, The Hill reported. In his veto message, Evers accused Republican lawmakers of perpetuating “false, hateful, and discriminatory anti-LGBTQ policies in rhetoric in our state.”
“This type of legislation, and the rhetoric beget by pursuing it, harms LGBTQ people and kids’ mental health, emboldens anti-LGBTQ hate and violence, and threatens the safety and dignity of Wisconsinites,” Evers claimed.
“His veto is expected to survive a challenge from Republicans in the state legislature, who voted overwhelmingly…
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