Ohio’s GOP governor vetoes ban on gender-affirming care and transgender athletes in girls’ sports

December 30, 2023

The vetoed bill also would have banned transgender athletes’ participation in girls’ and women’s sports. They should not be made by the state of Ohio,” DeWine said. Terry Schilling, president of the conservative American Principles Project, said in a statement that DeWine had succumbed to “egregious lies” being perpetuated about transgender care. Click said he was particularly disappointed that the ban on transgender girls playing sports could be sidelined if non-legislative solutions were pursued on gender-affirming care. The family had been looking into options -- even considering leaving Ohio -- if gender-affirming care was banned.