Alabama Senate advances bill on transgender girls in sports

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – Alabama could soon become the next conservative state to prevent transgender girls from playing on female sports teams.

The Republican-dominated Alabama Senate on Thursday voted 25-5 for the House-passed bill that would prohibit K-12 schools from letting a “biological male to participate on a female team.” If the House of Representatives accepts minor Senate changes to the legislation, it will go to Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey for her signature.

More than a dozen states are considering restrictions on transgender athletes. Supporters say transgender girls have an unfair advantage in competition. Opponents say the bills are rooted in discrimination.

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