NBC NewsKentucky's Democratic governor Andy Beshear (See Photo above) has vetoed a bill that would bar transgender girls and women from participating in school sports matching their gender identity from sixth grade through college.
In his veto message, Gov. Andy Beshear said the Republican-backed measure "most likely" violates the U.S. Constitution's equal protection rights because it "discriminates against transgender children seeking to participate in girls' or women's sports."
The state's GOP-dominated legislature will have a chance to override the veto when lawmakers reconvene April 13 for the last two days of this year's session. The transgender bill sparked emotional debate at times but cleared both chambers with support from large majorities. (To read more on this, Click Here.)UPDATE: To no one's surprise, the Republican dominated Kentucky Legislature overrode the Governor's veto, and their anti-gender religious beliefs will be the law of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, until tested in the courts.