Florida House Votes To Ban Transgender Females From Girls’, Women’s School Sports


The GOP-controlled Florida House voted Wednesday to ban transgender females from playing girls’ or women’s school sports, part of a national push by conservatives that could mean NCAA championships aren’t held in Florida.

Lawmakers who voted for the “fairness in women’s sports act” (HB 1475) said it is needed to protect female athletes who could be denied athletic opportunities if they had to compete against transgender students who were born male.

But they conceded there are no documented problems in Florida. A similar bill passed in Idaho quickly landed in court where a federal judge ruled that the state could not ban transgender females from female sports teams. Idaho’s law is now on hold during appeals, but similar bills have been passed in several other states, and they have been introduced in more than 25…. (Read more)

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