Commentary | Brace yourself Ohio. GOP lawmakers ready to embarrass you again with attack on trans kids (Columbus Dispatch)

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    Commentary | Brace yourself Ohio. GOP lawmakers ready to embarrass you again with attack on trans kids – By Thomas Suddes (Columbus Dispatch) / Jan 7, 2024

    “As for HB 68’s stab at transgender athletes, that’s a solution in search of a problem,” Thomas Suddes

    Thomas Suddes is a former legislative reporter with The Plain Dealer in Cleveland and writes from Ohio University. tsuddes@gmail.com

    Ohioans heartened by Republican Gov. Mike DeWine’s eloquent veto of the General Assembly’s anti-transgender bill – Substitute House Bill 68 – prepare to be embarrassed, again, by the legislature.

    The Republican-run Ohio House of Representatives, then the state Senate, also GOP-led, could override DeWine’s veto as soon as this week.

    That’s how it goes in a General Assembly that for 20-plus years has taken off after sexual minorities to distract Ohioans from the real problems afflicting the state – lagging per capita income; the deindustrialization of Northeast Ohio; and that fact that many young Ohioans don’t see a future for themselves in their home state.

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