Ohio House overrides Republican governor’s veto of ban on gender-affirming care for minors

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Republican-dominated Ohio House voted Jan. 10 to override GOP Gov. Mike DeWine’s veto of legislation banning gender-affirming care for minors and restricting transgender women’s and girls’ participation on sports teams, a move LGBTQ+ activists say would severely restrict the everyday lives of transgender youth in the state.

The override propels closer to law a ban on gender-affirming surgeries and hormone therapies and sets restrictions on mental health care for transgender individuals under 18. The legislation also bans transgender girls and women from girls’ and women’s sports teams at both the K-12 and collegiate level.