On Wednesday, the Kentucky legislature, which is controlled by Republicans, reportedly voted to override Democratic Governor Andy Beshear’s veto of a bill that would have prohibited child sex changes.
At the same time, a group of nearly 20 unruly protesters on the left were arrested at the statehouse on charges of criminal trespassing.
At the time that legislators were meeting, protestors began yelling and chanting, which caused the meeting that was taking place to be interrupted.
The Kentucky State Police were contacted to help restore order.
Beshear’s veto will likely now be overridden because the law won approval in the House by a vote of 76 to 23 and in the Senate by a vote of 29 to 8.
Puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones, and sex change surgeries including conducting double mastectomies on females who declare they are boys would all be illegal under the new legislation, which will also prohibit the use of cross-sex hormones.
In addition to this, it allows instructors to opt out of being required to use the so-called preferred pronouns of their pupils and it outlaws the teaching of gender ideology in educational institutions.
Protesters yelled and chanted at MPs while the vote was being taken, which finally led to the detention of 19 individuals as police were ordered to restore order in the area.
A significant number of Republicans said that the law was essential in order to shield youngsters from potentially dangerous operations.
Legal organizations affiliated with the left have declared their intention to oppose the measure in the courts.
The law had support from a number of family and faith based organizations in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
The state of Kentucky has now joined other states like as Tennessee, Mississippi, Iowa, and Utah in their ban on sex change surgeries performed on children.