The Kansas Legislature has passed a bill to ban transgender athletes from girls’ and women’s sports from kindergarten through college, overriding Governor Laura Kelly’s veto. The law will take effect on July 1.

The Kansas law is among several new laws restricting the rights of transgender people, including a broad bathroom bill passed on Tuesday. The measure would prevent transgender people from using public restrooms, locker rooms and other facilities associated with their presumed gender identities, and bars them from changing their name or gender on their driver’s licenses.

Nineteen other states have imposed restrictions on transgender athletes that want to compete against real women.

The House voted 84-40 to override her veto, exactly the two-thirds majority needed. The vote was 28-12 in the Senate, one more than a two-thirds majority.

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