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Hicks-Hudson Denounces Senate's Veto Override of H.B. 68

January 24, 2024
Paula Hicks-Hudson News

Today, state Senator Paula Hicks-Hudson (D-Toledo) condemned the Ohio Senate’s decision to override the governor’s veto of House Bill 68, which bans gender-affirming care for trans minors and bans transgender student athletes from participating in sports that align with their gender identity.

"Once again, the Majority has chosen to maliciously target a vulnerable population in our state, by giving in to misinformation and carrying out a cruel override of Governor DeWine's veto of House Bill 68," said Hicks-Hudson. "We will continue to amplify trans voices and continue in the fight to protect the safety, healthcare, fundamental rights and autonomy of LGBTQIA+ individuals, so that all Ohioans can feel welcome and respected in their own state."

Governor DeWine vetoed H.B. 68 in December and shortly after, issued executive orders and proposed administrative rules that are even more extreme than House Bill 68.