Morning Call: Pennsylvania Lawmakers Hear Praise, Condemnation For Proposed Ban on Transgender Athletes in Girls School Sports

 

One high school girl said her track teammates felt abandoned and hurt by the silence of coaches and school officials when a transgender athlete joined the team, while a female athlete from a different high school said “transgender girls are girls just like me.”

The two athletes testified Wednesday in Harrisburg before the House Education Committee. It is considering a bill intended to protect girls and women who take part in school and college sports from competing against athletes who were male at birth.

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