Ky GOP lawmakers pass ban on gender-affirming care for youth

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Republican lawmakers in Kentucky have passed a measure to ban gender-affirming care for transgender minors. It completes whirlwind voting Thursday on a proposal that triggered outrage and tears among opponents. They were unable to stop the sweeping policymaking on a culture wars issue. The proposal also affects how gender is discussed in schools. Supporters beat a Thursday deadline to retain their power to override an expected gubernatorial veto. GOP supermajorities in the House and Senate overwhelmingly passed the bill to send the bill to Gov. Andy Beshear. The bill’s foes denounced the fast-track maneuvering and the expanded measure’s implications for trans youths.