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Veto of Anti-Trans Bill Supports Children, Families

December 29, 2023
Sedrick Denson News

COLUMBUS – State Rep. Sedrick Denson (D-Cincinnati) today celebrated Governor Mike DeWine’s decision to veto the discriminatory House Bill (HB) 68 as a victory for Ohio’s LGBTQ+ children and the community overall, as well as parental rights.

“Governor DeWine's veto of HB 68 demonstrates an understanding that the state shouldn't dictate medical decisions for families,” said Rep. Denson. “I appreciate his attentiveness to the medical community, Ohio families, and the LGBTQ+ youth affected by this legislation.”

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.