NEW: Kelly vetoes bill banning gender-affirming care for minors


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Gov. Laura Kelly on Friday vetoed a bill that bans gender-affirming care for Kansas children, saying the legislation was "divisive" and would "trample" parents' rights.

"This divisive legislation targets a small group of Kansans by placing government mandates on them and dictating to parents how to best raise and care for their children," Kelly said.

"I do not believe that is a conservative value, and it’s certainly not a Kansas value.


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