RINO Governor Mike DeWine of Ohio, vetoed a bill that bans genital mutilation surgeries for minors and forbids trans athletes from competing in sports against girls. This isn't the first time we've written about DeWine. He was also a COVID tyrant, shutting down his state government and mandating the wearing of useless masks back in 2020.
The bill, known as the "Ohio Saving Adolescents from Experimentation (SAFE) Act," passed the Republican controlled House on a 62-27 vote and the Republican controlled Senate on a 24-8 vote.
But Governor DeWine thought the bill went too far. And some of his fellow Republicans in the legislature must've had similar feelings. According to our count, five Republicans in the House didn't vote on the measure and two in the Senate followed in avoiding a recorded vote.
Here's what the bill does:
- Protect the rights of a parent who does not want his child to undergo transgender surgeries when there is a dispute with a spouse or ex-spouse
- BAN a physician from conducting gender reassignment surgery or prescribing puberty blocking drugs on minors
- Disallow government sponsored medical assistance from covering sex change operations for minors
- Only allow athletes to compete in Ohio based on their biological gender
According to the Associated Press, DeWine "listened to people on both sides of the legislation who all 'sincerely and truly believe their position best protects children,' ultimately deciding he could not support legislation that bans healthcare so many patients, families and doctors told him is saving lives."
In Minnesota, Governor Walz and the Democrat legislature legalized the practice of genital mutilation surgery for minors, even if a parent is against their child going through the dangerous and irreversible procedure.