Wednesday, March 29, 2023

So You Say That There Is No Difference.

Kentucky Republican legislature passes anti-trans bill, Democratic governor shoots it down!

AP News
By Bruce Schereiner
March 24, 2023

Kentucky’s Democratic governor issued an election-year veto Friday of a sweeping Republican bill aimed at regulating the lives of transgender youths that includes banning access to gender-affirming health care and restricting the bathrooms they can use.

The bill also bans discussion of sexual orientation and gender identity in schools and allows teachers to refuse to refer to transgender students by the pronouns they use. It easily passed the GOP-dominated legislature with veto-proof margins, and lawmakers will reconvene next week for the final two days of this year’s session, when they could vote to override the veto.

Gov. Andy Beshear said in a written veto message that the bill allows “too much government interference in personal healthcare issues and rips away the freedom of parents to make medical decisions for their children.”

Do you still think that there is no difference between the parties?

Read and watch (She is the first one to testify) what a 100 year old great grandmother had to say...

The Advocate reported.

“One of the freedoms that the Nazis crushed was the freedom to read the books they banned,” she said. “They stopped the free press and banned and burned books. The freedom to read, which is protected by the First Amendment, is our essential right and duty of our democracy. Even so, it is continually under attack by both the public and private groups who think they hold the truth.”


“Banning books and burning books are the same. Both are done for the same reason—fear of knowledge. Fear is not freedom. Fear is not liberty. Fear is control. My husband died as a father of freedom,” she said.

A centenarian gets it! To bad the Republicans can't get it through their thick skulls.

Update 3/29/23 5:30 PM

This just in...

GOP lawmakers override veto of transgender bill in Kentucky
AP News
By Bruce Schreiner
March 29, 2023

Republican lawmakers in Kentucky on Wednesday swept aside the Democratic governor’s veto of a bill regulating some of the most personal aspects of life for transgender young people — from banning access to gender-affirming health care to restricting the bathrooms they can use.

The votes to override Gov. Andy Beshear’s veto were lopsided in both legislative chambers — where the GOP wields supermajorities — and came on the next-to-last day of this year’s legislative session.

The debate is likely to spill over into this year’s gubernatorial campaign in Kentucky and could reach the courts if opponents follow through on a threat to mount a legal challenge against the bill.

Activists on both sides of the impassioned debate gathered at the statehouse to make competing appeals shortly before lawmakers took up the transgender bill.

So you think that there is no difference between the Reds and the Blues?

1 comment:

  1. Don't get hopes up. A Democratic governor had his veto of a horrible gun law overruled by his state legislature the same day as the school shooting this week. Some really sick minds in these legislative bodies as well as in our House of Representatives.