FBI Director Again Warns the Open Southern Border Is a Major Threat
Democrats Seem Pretty Nervous About Kamala Losing Her War Chest
Would-Be Trump Assassin Googled Kennedy Assassination Details Before Attack
Here's What BLM Had to Say About Kamala Harris Essentially Becoming the Dem...
Kamala’s Revisionism in Play - Look How the Press Is Rewriting Their Own...
Musk Responds to Report Claiming He's Donating Huge Monthly Sum to Pro-Trump Super...
Tlaib Wants Netanyahu Turned Over to ICC During His US Trip
After Assassination Attempt, One Feature About Trump's Rallies May Change
Democrats Learned the Wrong Lesson From the Attempted Assassination of President Trump
A Prominent 'Journalist' and the DNC Chair Just Joined Forces on a Despicable...
Here’s Florida’s Latest Initiative to Promote School Choice
Axios Shredded for Lie About Kamala Harris' Role As Border Czar
Here's Why Nikki Haley Sent a Cease and Desist Letter to a Kamala...
Chuck Schumer Finally Endorsed Kamala Harris and What a Mess It Was
Roll Tape: Radical Leftist Kamala Harris, in Her Own Words

'This Is an Insurrection': Protesters in Kentucky Storm Capitol During Debate About Trans Bill

AP Photo/Rick Bowmer

State police in Kentucky arrested 19 people on Wednesday who were at the Capitol protesting as legislators overrode Gov. Andy Beshear’s veto of a measure that, among other provisions, bans gender-affirming treatment, including sex changes and hormone therapy for anyone under the age of 18, and would require doctors to detransition minors in their care.


Hundreds demonstrated at the statehouse in the morning with many eventually entering the Capitol and shouting over debate on the bill. 

"When Trans kids are under attack, what do we do? Say 'no,' fight back,” they chanted. 

Those taken away in handcuffs were charged with criminal trespassing after given “the option to leave without any enforcement action or be placed under arrest,” according to police spokesman, Capt. Paul Blanton.

The Senate ultimately voted 29-8 to override Beshear's veto. The House voted similarly, 76-23, to override the veto. 

Beshear claimed his veto was in support of limited government. 

"At the end of the day, this is about my belief — and, I think, the belief of the majority of Kentuckians — that parents should get to make important medical decisions about their children, not big government."

LGBT activists vowed to continue the fight. 

“While we lost the battle in the legislature, our defeat is temporary. We will not lose in court,” said Chris Hartman, executive director of the Fairness Campaign, an LGBT advocacy group. 


Some supporters of the bill called the actions of the protesters an "insurrection." 

A similar protest occurred in Oklahoma last month. 

Join the conversation as a VIP Member


Trending on Townhall Videos