Wave Of Bills To Block Trans Athletes Has No Basis In Science, Researcher Says

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03/21/2021

Legislation in several states — Including Kansas and Missouri — would limit or prohibit transgender women from competing in women’s athletics. An expert on sex differences in athletes says the bills aren’t rooted in science Throughout the country, roughly 35 bills have been introduced by state legislators that would limit or prohibit transgender women from competing in women’s athletics, according to the LGBTQ rights group Freedom for All Americans. That’s up from only two in 2019. The latest action in this push came last week, when Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves signed into law the “Mississippi Fairness Act.” The law prohibits schools from allowing transgender female students to compete in female sports and cites “inherent differences between men and women” as one of the reasons to block these athletes from competition.

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