The Louisiana Legislature gaveled in for an unprecedented veto override session at noon on Monday.


STORY: Louisiana Senate narrowly approves veto override on transgender sports bill. Will House finalize it?


About an hour into the session, lawmakers were already casting votes.

The Louisiana Senate voted to override Gov. John Bel Edwards' veto of the transgender sports bill on a 26-12 vote, the exact number they needed. The bill now moves to the House, which also must vote by two-thirds to override it.

Seventy representatives need to vote to override and 26 senators must agree before a rejected bill can become law over the governor’s objections. That gives Republicans little room for error in either chamber: 69 House members and 27 Senators agreed to hold the session in the first place, and one of those Senators is not attending due to health reasons. 

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The vote came a few minutes after protesters were removed from the House gallery. Can't see the video above? Click here.

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