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Veto of Anti-Trans Bill Supports Children, Families

December 29, 2023
Casey Weinstein News

COLUMBUS – State Rep. Casey Weinstein (D-Hudson) today called Governor Mike DeWine’s decision to veto the discriminatory House Bill (HB) 68 a much needed sign of support for Ohio’s LGBTQ+ children and the community overall, as well as parental rights.

“I would like to thank Governor DeWine for vetoing HB 68 and putting Ohio’s kids and families first. This is a huge victory for the LGBTQ+ community and Ohio,” said Rep. Weinstein. “Transgender youth and their families belong here and they, like anyone else, deserve to have the right to make their own medical choices with their families and physicians.”

House Democrats called on Gov. DeWine to veto the legislation saying, “Hate, as you yourself have said, has no place in this state,” in a Dec. 16 letter to the governor. The draconian HB 68 was a horrible solution to a problem that does not exist. The veto once again proves that all Ohioans have the right to keep their individual medical choices between them and their doctors.