Kansas’ legislature passed a law earlier this month limiting people to using the bathroom of their own gender.
The Associated Press dubbed it “the most sweeping law on transgender bathrooms in the U.S.” and Gov. Laura Kelly, a Democrat, who looks like a dotty, old woman who writes anonymous letters to the pastor complaining about the loudness of the music in church, voted for it. The legislature overruled her veto and said “Not so quickly” on Thursday.
The Kansas House voted 84-40, just enough for a two-thirds majority to override Kelly’s veto, while the Senate’s initial 28-12 vote served as a veto-proof majority. Interestingly enough, the original House vote was 83-41, just one vote short of that veto-proof majority.
Why is this important? Other states have passed commonsense bills on bathroom use. John Hanna, from the AP, points out that at least eight states have passed laws prohibiting transgender individuals from using restrooms associated with gender identity. However, most of these laws apply to schools. Kansas law also applies to prisons, domestic abuse shelters, rape crisis centers, and locker rooms.
Kelly was vocal about her support for the LGBTQorelse movement when the bill first passed.
The governor told LGBTQ youth who lobbied lawmakers that she would “protect your rights” and “veto any bill which aims to harm you or discriminate against.”
Trans teens and “allies” raised their voices at the time.
“I am the thing they’re afraid of,” said Ian Benalcazar a transgender 13-year-old boy from northeastern Kansas. “I am human and I deserve respect and happiness.”
There’s no need to worry unless you are afraid of crocheted hats and cardigans. Why do the LGBTQandthensome and leftists equate toilet time to happiness?
The media has a wide range of ridiculous reactions.
Hanna wrote: “The bill’s wording is broad enough to cover any space that separates men from women. Kelly’s office has said it could prevent transgender women from participating in programs for women including female hunters and farmers.”
I’m certain the transgender farming and hunting lobby is in shock. Why were there no transgender hunters or farmers available to give a quote?
What is a woman? “Check Kansas law,” shouts a headline on Politico. I don’t believe the Kansas Legislature is looking to its laws for the definition of woman or man. These definitions have existed throughout history.
Hanna points out, too, that the Kansas law is part of a larger Republican push to roll back LGBTQ+ rights in the U.S.
Kansas did well to stand up against this nonsense. I hope that more states continue to side with the truth and not the absurdity of the transgender movement.