Hicks-Hudson Statement on House Bill 68 Veto

Sen. Paula Hicks-Hudson

Last week, state Senator Paula Hicks-Hudson (D-Toledo) issued the following statement after Governor Mike DeWine vetoed House Bill 68, which would have banned critical gender-affirming health care for minors and banned transgender student-athletes from playing on sports teams that align with their gender identity.

“Today, the governor, after a thoughtful review of the facts and listening to the experts, decided to veto this ill-intended legislation,” said Hicks-Hudson. “I am grateful that he saw what I saw from the Ohio citizens who came and testified against this intrusive legislation.”