VICTORY: OHIO IS 24TH STATE TO BAN TRANS SEX CHANGE SURGERY ON CHILDREN
Eugene Delgaudio, president of Public Advocate, said "Thank you to the 24 Senators who received 20,000 signed petitions from Public Advocate supporting the override and their leadership in the face of misguided trans protesters wishing to willfully inflict their wrongheaded and harmful sex change surgeries on innocent children."
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio has banned gender-affirming care for minors and restricted transgender women's and girls' participation on sports teams, a move that has families of transgender children scrambling over how best to care for them.
The Republican-dominated Senate voted Wednesday to override GOP Gov. Mike DeWine's veto. The new law bans gender-affirming surgeries and hormone therapies, and restricts mental health care for transgender individuals under 18. The measure also bans transgender girls and women from girls and women's sports teams at both the K-12 and collegiate level.
The override cleared the chamber 24-8 mostly along party lines, save Sen. Nathan Manning, a Republican from Cuyahoga County who has consistently broken from his party on the issue.
Officials expect the law to take effect in roughly 90 days. The Republican-majority House had voted to override the veto earlier this month.