Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs vetoes bill banning use of names, pronouns trans students identify by


* Katie Hobbs, the governor of Arizona, has vetoed legislation that would have banned teachers from referring to transgender students by their preferred names and pronouns.

* The Arizona measure would have allowed schools to call a student by their preferred identities, other than the one assigned to them at birth, if they received permission from their parents.

* While Democratic Gov. Hobbs said the measure was an attack on transgender children, a Republican senator said the proposal was meant to help parents become aware that their children wanted to identify by another name.

Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs has vetoed a bill that would have compelled schools not to refer to transgender students by the names or pronouns they identify with.

Hobbs announced the veto Monday afternoon, saying the legislation was an attack on transgender children.

"Instead of coming up with new ways to target and isolate our children, we should be working together to create an Arizona where everyone has the freedom to be who they are without fear of harassment or judgement," she said in a statement.... (Read more)

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