Guv Kelly Denounces Legislation That Defines: What Is A Woman?!?!

More aftermath and perspective from both sides . . . We'll start with a quote that might not seem "middle-of-the-road" to many constituents . . .

The Republican-controlled Legislature overrode a veto from Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly to define a “woman” in state law by a person’s reproductive biology at birth. It’s a move LGBTQ activists say will legally erase trans existence and will embolden conservative school districts to install stricter policies against already vulnerable students.

“I promised Kansans I’d govern from the middle of the road and that I’d serve as a check on legislation that is too extreme one way or the other,” Kelly tweeted after the override. “I’m disappointed some legislators are eager to force through extremist legislation that will hurt our economy and tarnish our reputation as the Free State.”

From the GOP side of the equation . . .

The Kansas house speaker, Dan Hawkins, told GOP colleagues after the vote that the override was “truly the icing on the cake” among conservative policy victories this year and said that he was “just giddy”.

The Kansas law is different than most other states’ laws in that it legally defines male and female based on the sex assigned at birth and declares that “distinctions between the sexes” in bathrooms and other spaces serves “the important governmental objectives” of protecting “health, safety and privacy”.

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Congressional Republicans want to define 'woman.' Kansas did it first.

The measure is the culmination of a long-running messaging campaign Republicans have built across the country directed at passing a "Women's Bill of Rights." And the GOP's victory in Kansas may signal the success of their tactics as similar proposals get introduced or advance in Oklahoma, South Carolina, North Dakota and Tennessee.

Kansas enacts most sweeping transgender bathroom law in the US

Kansas enacted what may be the most sweeping transgender bathroom law in the US on Thursday after Republican lawmakers overrode the Democratic governor's veto of the measure. The state's governor, Laura Kelly, had blocked the bill, suggesting it was discriminatory and would hurt the state's ability to attract businesses.

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