Senate Bill 150 now law in Ky. as Senate, House override Beshear’s veto


3/29/23, 3:24 p.m.

Senate Bill 150 is now law in Kentucky after both the House and Senate overrode Gov. Andy Beshear’s veto on Wednesday.

Shortly after the Senate overrode Beshear’s veto, the House took the vote up.

The House voted 76-23 to override his veto.

As the vote went on, chanting protestors were being escorted out of the House gallery with their hands behind their back by Kentucky State Police.

3/29/23, 1:58 p.m.

Kentucky Senators on Wednesday overrode Gov. Andy Beshear’s veto of Senate Bill 150, a bill said to essentially regulate the lives of transgender youths.

The Senate voted 29-8 to override his veto after a 20-minute debate.

Opponents say they fear the number of suicides will increase now that the bill has become law. They also say the bill denies people their basic rights.

“They are scaring you on purpose because they need you scared, they need your support and they cannot stand up and be strong enough leaders to lead,” says Sen. Karen Burg, (D) Louisville. Berg opposed the bill. Her transgender son Henry committed suicide last year.

Supporters of the bill say the bill protects their children.

“I have eight granddaughters. Who here could support a man going into my grand daugher’s bathroom,” says Sen. Gary Boswell, (R) Owensboro.

The bill now heads back to the House, where legislators will also vote on whether to override Beshear’s veto.

If the House votes to override his veto as the Senate did, the bill will become law.

Hundreds of protestors gathered on the Kentucky Capitol Annex steps ahead of the vote, protesting the bill they call anti-transgender.

A counter protest, filled with SB 150 supporters, was held inside the Rotunda.

SB 150 would require parental notification on “sexually-related matters,” ban gender-affirming medical care for minors and not require educators to use pronouns that don’t match the student’s gender on their birth certificate among other things.


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