April 17, 2024

WI Dem. Gov. Tony Evers Vetoes Bill to Protect Girls’ Sports from Trans Athletes

Wisconsin’s liberal Democrat Gov. Tony Evers organized a showy veto ceremony Tuesday to deny passage to a invoice that may defend women’ sports activities within the Dairy State.

The invoice would have banned transgender college students from selecting and selecting which staff aligns with their gender id at any given time and would have restricted them to enjoying on groups that align with their delivery gender, the Milwaukee Sentinel reported.

Evers put his veto on the invoice within the state capital in Madison surrounded by progressive Democrats and extremist trans activists.

“This type of legislation, and the harmful rhetoric beget by pursuing it, harms LGBTQ Wisconsinites’ and kids’ mental health, emboldens anti-LGBTQ harassment, bullying, and violence, and threatens the safety and dignity of LGBTQ Wisconsinites, especially our LGBTQ kids,” Evers exclaimed in his veto assertion.

“I will veto any bill that makes Wisconsin a less safe, less inclusive, and less welcoming place for LGBTQ people and kids,” Evers added, “and I will continue to keep my promise of using every power available to me to defend them, protect their rights, and keep them safe.”

Evers went on to blast Republicans for focusing on LGBTQ children for “harm.”

“We expect our kids to treat each other with kindness, respect, empathy, and compassion, and we should be able to expect adults to lead by example,” Evers bloviated. “I urge the Republican majority to do so while fully considering the harmful consequences its efforts and actions have on our kids prior to introducing similar legislation in the future.”

Tony Evers, governor of Wisconsin, speaks during an event at Earth Rider Brewery in Superior, Wisconsin, US, on Thursday, Jan. 25, 2024. The Biden...

Tony Evers, governor of Wisconsin, speaks throughout an occasion at Earth Rider Brewery in Superior, Wisconsin, US, on Thursday, Jan. 25, 2024. (Nicole Neri/Bloomberg by way of Getty Images)

Republicans, although, bristled at Evers’ accusations and insisted that the aim of the invoice is to defend the protection, equity, and luxury of the nice majority of ladies, not to assault the tiny handful of so-called transgender women who need to play sports activities on state-sponsored women’ groups.

“Men have major physical advantages. They’re bigger, they’re stronger, they’re faster,” stated state Rep. Joel Kitchens, R-Sturgeon Bay. “Title IX was created so that women can have the same access to the same advantages, the same character building that takes place (in sports) that men always have experienced.”

GOP Rep. Barbara Dittrich additionally blasted Evers.

“While (Evers) and his ilk continue to gaslight our citizens that this legislation was about hate and exclusion, he ignores the fact that the legislation provides categories for every Wisconsin student while respecting and protecting the safety and merit of our state’s biological girls,” Dittrich stated.

“Tony Evers sets himself up against the vast majority of Wisconsinites with this disgraceful veto. According to Marquette University Law School polls, 70% of Wisconsinites agreed with this legislation. His veto today clearly demonstrates his disrespect for women and girls as well as for protecting their hard-fought achievements.”

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