Louisiana Senate backs transgender sports ban veto override

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Louisiana’s Republican state senators Tuesday narrowly voted to overturn Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards’ rejection of a bill prohibiting transgender students from participating in school sports, on the opening day of the first veto session under the state’s nearly 50-year-old constitution.

But, with that debate shifting to the House for a final decision, it appeared the transgender sports ban might be the only veto that could be overridden in the historic gathering of the majority-GOP House and Senate

Senators blocked efforts to override a separate measure that would remove the permitting requirements, background check and…

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