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Bill blocking trans girls from girls' sports gets Senate OK

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Posted at 11:00 AM, Apr 20, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-20 12:00:28-04

BATON ROUGE, La. - Legislation to keep transgender athletes in Louisiana from competing on college and K-12 women’s and girls’ sport teams has been approved by the state Senate with little debate.

The Advocate reports that the bill by Republican Sen. Beth Mizell of Franklinton passed on a 29-6 vote Tuesday evening. It goes next to the state House.

Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards vetoed similar legislation last year.

He has not said what he would do were the bill to pass this year.

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