Statements on Gov. Cooper’s Vetoes


Raleigh, N.C. — Senate Republicans released the following statements on Gov. Roy Cooper’s vetoes of Senate Bill 49, House Bill 574, and House Bill 808.

Sens. Amy Galey (R-Alamance) and Michael Lee (R-New Hanover) on the veto of Senate Bill 49, the “Parents’ Bill of Rights”: “Parents know what is best for their children. Gov. Cooper continues to mislead the public about the Parents’ Bill of Rights so he can drum up manufactured outrage and rake in donations. This bill encourages collaboration, promotes transparency, and keeps classrooms focused on educating, not indoctrinating. The Democrats and Gov. Cooper think the government can co-parent, but Republicans will always stand strong to defend parents and families.”

Sen. Vickie Sawyer (R-Iredell) on the veto of House Bill 574, the “Fairness in Women’s Sports Act”: “There are inherent biological differences between men and women. We’ve already seen the impacts of allowing biological men to play against biological women in North Carolina and across the United States. International athletic governing bodies are beginning to put guardrails in place to ensure fair competition, and we need to do the same. Gov. Cooper has no interest in supporting female athletes, only his far-left donors that want to erase women by refusing to acknowledge biology.”

Sen. Joyce Krawiec (R-Forsyth) on the veto of House Bill 808, “Gender Transition/Minors”: “The open-door policy of allowing children to permanently change their gender is reckless, and rightfully questioned by the medical community. Several countries are now restricting gender-reassignment procedures for minors, citing long-term consequences and permanent risks. While Gov. Cooper has turned a blind eye to the protection of children, the legislature is taking the safest approach by limiting access to these life-altering medical procedures until a child comes of age.”



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