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Louisiana Republicans Wage Culture War in First Veto Session (2)

July 21, 2021, 5:14 PM; Updated: July 21, 2021, 9:52 PM

For the first time since its modern Constitution took effect in 1975, Louisiana’s Republican-led Legislature briefly met for a special session to vote again on bills vetoed by the only governor who’s a Democrat in the Deep South.

The majority party adjourned Wednesday without achieving its goals, which included scrapping gun training and permits for those who want to conceal what they carry; limiting transgender sports options; changing election law; and expanding immunity for businesses from lawsuits over Covid.

Lawmakers prioritized banning transgender athletes from playing on girls’ or women’s sports teams, but their veto override legislation fell two votes ...

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