The Louisiana House of Representatives failed to override Governor John Bel Edwards’ veto of a bill that would ban transgender athletes from competing in organized women’s sports.
Lawmakers voted 68-30, which was two votes shy of overriding the veto.
The House vote means the veto is sustained and the bill will not be signed into law.
The bill was one of 28 up for consideration during the state’s historic veto override session. All of those measures were up for reconsideration in the session that convened Tuesday and could have lasted until midnight Saturday. But the session ended without any vetoes being overridden.