Why did Republican Governor Asa Hutchinson call an anti-trans bill 'indefensible' before vetoing it?

First, consider where these bills originate, writes Claire Bond Potter.

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson vetoed Monday an anti-trans bill passed by an overwhelming majority. The Republican had already signed a bill banning trans girls from athletic competition against other girls, and one affirming the right of healthcare professionals to refuse treatment for moral or religious reasons. But HB 1570,…

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