Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Assembly Approves Bill to Ban Transgender Athletes From Competing in Girls’ and Women’s Sports

 

Assembly Republicans approved bills Wednesday that would ban transgender athletes from competing in girls’ and women’s athletics — proposals that have pushed Wisconsin into a national firestorm.

Passage of the legislation came amid opposition from nearly 30 organizations, including the statewide body that regulates high school sports and the state’s Big Ten Conference university.

Backers of the bills said they would ensure girls and women don’t face unfair competition.

“These bills are about fairness and inclusion, making room in competitive sports for everyone to feel comfortable,” said Rep. Barbara Dittrich, an Oconomowoc Republican and lead sponsor of the measures.

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