Republicans in the Louisiana House of Representatives on Wednesday failed to override the Democratic governor’s veto of a bill that banned biological males from competing in women’s sports.
The Daily Caller reported that state House Republicans were just two votes short of the necessary number to override Gov. John Bel Edwards’ (D-LA) veto.
“Louisiana’s Fairness in Women’s Sports Act would have prohibited biological males from participating in female intercollegiate, interscholastic, or intramural athletic sports that receive state funding,” the Caller reported. “The state House voted 68-30 Wednesday on the Fairness in Women’s Sports Act, failing to overturn Democratic Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards’ veto by just two votes of the 70 needed. It was the state’s first-ever veto override session, the Advocate reported, intended to override Edward’s veto of both the Fairness in Women’s Sports Act and a bill allowing the concealed carry of guns without a permit.”
The bill had previously passed the state House in a 78-19 vote and the state Senate in a