Kentucky anti-trans bill passes despite governor’s veto | USA TODAY

Kentucky's new anti-trans law bans conversations around sexual orientation or gender identity in schools, bans gender-affirming care for trans youth.

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Hundreds of LGBTQ+ youths and their allies, young and old, protested in a last-ditch attempt to persuade Kentucky’s Republican-dominated Legislature to let one of the nation's toughest anti-trans bills die. Their efforts were to no avail.

Shortly after gaveling in Wednesday afternoon, the Kentucky Senate voted to override Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear's veto of Senate Bill 150, and little more than 30 minutes later, the House followed suit, making it law.

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  1. Kinda sad that a law like this is even necessary. It wasn’t 2 decades ago that these sorts of issues were just handled by common sense.

    1. @Obi1Classic Yeah I mean…remember the days when cutting was considered self-harm. Now if you want to lop off whole healthy body parts….that’s considered…..”reasonable and necessary healthcare.” The medical community has shown that they care more about making money than providing medical care with this. It is shameful.

  2. It’s sad that children aren’t allowed to make irreversible life changing decisions that could have adverse consequences for which they might later regret.

    1. @13eavuss what are you talking about? Since when have God given human rights to be treated equal and humane a state issue? Thats why we are in the position we are in as country because some people think a boarder should determine if someone lives, dies, votes, can’t vote, is treated humane or inhumane.

    1. Grade school revenge is truly what they’re bent on. They likely don’t even realize it.. (shocking)

  3. The U.S. Navy and U.S. Coast Guard have well-established equatorial line-crossing rituals. Sailors who have already crossed the Equator are nicknamed Shellbacks, Trusty Shellbacks, Honorable Shellbacks, or Sons of Neptune. Those who have not crossed are nicknamed Pollywogs, or Slimy Pollywogs, or sometimes simply Slimy Wogs.

    After crossing the line, Pollywogs receive subpoenas to appear before King Neptune and his court (usually including his first assistant Davy Jones and her Highness Amphitrite and often various dignitaries, who are all represented by the highest-ranking sailors who are Shellbacks), who officiate at the ceremony, which is often preceded by a beauty contest of men dressing up as women, each department of the ship being required to introduce one contestant in swimsuit drag. Afterwards, some may be “interrogated” by King Neptune and his entourage, and the use of “truth serum” (hot sauce + after shave) and whole uncooked eggs put in the mouth. During the ceremony, the Pollywogs undergo a number of increasingly embarrassing ordeals (wearing clothing inside out and backwards; crawling on hands and knees on nonskid-coated decks; being swatted with short lengths of firehose; being locked in stocks & pillories and pelted with mushy fruit; being locked in a water coffin of salt-water and bright green sea dye [fluorescent sodium salt]; crawling through chutes or large tubs of rotting garbage; kissing the Royal Baby’s belly coated with axle grease, hair chopping, etc.), largely for the entertainment of the Shellbacks.
    — Wikipedia

  4. These people getting mad at the bill proved they only care about themselves rather the protection of children from adult influences.

  5. The fact that there’s a bunch of screeching man-children or whatever the hell they wanna be called makes me think this was a good move considering who supports it.

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