South Dakota House Passes Anti-Trans Sports, Bathroom Bills

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South Dakota’s House of Representatives kicked off the month of February by passing legislation banning trans athletes and approving another bill that would limit trans people from using restrooms, locker rooms, and other public facilities in public schools.

The sports bill, which bars transgender girls and women and some non-binary individuals from participating in women’s sports in accordance with their gender identity, passed by a 50-17 margin. The bill forces student-athletes, including college athletes, to play sports in accordance with the gender they were assigned at birth.

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