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McClain Announces Legislative Override of House Bill 68 - SAFE Act and Save Women's Sports Act

January 24, 2024
Riordan T. McClain News

COLUMBUS – State Representative Riordan McClain (R-Upper Sandusky) acknowledged and applauded the Senate in joining the House in overriding Governor DeWine’s veto of House Bill 68 on Wednesday afternoon.

This legislation will become law in 90 days and will protect girls from having to compete with biological boys in athletic competitions as well as prevent children under the age of 18 from being given experimental, life-altering medical treatments for gender dysphoria.

“I’m proud to stand with my colleagues and override the Governor on this tough, moral question of our day. We have made it clear where the legislature stands on this issue.” McClain said. “Children who are battling gender dysphoria deserve our love and compassion towards self-acceptance, not funneled into permanent, life-altering medical treatment.”

“To me, it’s not complicated that we should protect our girls’ competitive spaces from the presence of biological boys who carry many physical advantages at large,” McClain added. “Title IX was created to protect these spaces and is now being reinvented by some to destroy those same spaces.”