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LA Senate Overrides Governor's Veto On Transgender Sports Bill

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Courtesy: Chuck Smith / Red River Radio News

LA VETO SESSION— Louisiana state senators have narrowly voted to overturn Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards’ rejection of a bill prohibiting transgender students from participating in school sports based on their gender identity.    The vote came Tuesday on the opening day of the first veto session under the state’s nearly 50-year-old constitution.   Senators voted 26-12,  the exact number needed to overturn the veto.  The vote fell along party lines, with Republicans in support of the override and Democrats in opposition. The debate now shifts to the House.  The Senate failed to override  a separate measure that would remove the permitting requirements  to have a concealed handgun in Louisiana.                  
 

Chuck Smith brings more than 30 years' broadcast and media experience to Red River Radio. He began his career as a radio news reporter and transitioned to television journalism and newsmagazine production. Chuck studied mass communications at Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia and motion picture / television production at the University of California at Los Angeles. He has also taught writing for television at York Technical College in Rock Hill, South Carolina and video / film production at Centenary College of Louisiana, Shreveport.