Deep Red State Fails to Pass Bill to Keep Men Out of Women’s Restrooms

[Photo Credit: By Tony Webster from Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States - Nebraska State Capitol Building, Lincoln, CC BY 2.0,]

A bill in Nebraska, which aimed to address the issue of males using women’s restrooms and participating in girls’ sports teams at schools, faced a setback when two Republicans abstained from voting on the measure, despite initially expressing their support for the legislation.

The bill, referred to as the “Sports and Spaces Act,” was unsuccessful on Friday as it fell short of the necessary votes to proceed beyond cloture for a vote on the actual legislation.

The bill required 33 votes in Nebraska’s unicameral legislature, but unfortunately, it was unable to progress due to a vote of 31-15.

Two Republican state senators, Tom Brandt and Merv Riepe, chose not to participate in the cloture vote, despite their initial support as sponsors of the legislation.

The measure, introduced by state Sen. Kathleen Kauth, would have defined male as someone with XY chromosomes and male anatomy and a female as someone with XX chromosomes and female anatomy.

The Nebraska Freedom Coalition strongly criticized Brandt and Riepe for their positions on the legislation.

Riepe had previously prevented Nebraska from enacting pro-life measures for unborn babies at six weeks, arguing that Republicans should consider the future of reproductive rights.

In the 2020 election, Trump emerged victorious in Nebraska, securing an impressive 59% of the vote. It’s worth noting that the state has not seen a Democratic governor since the 1990s.

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