GOP Ohio lawmakers move to pass transgender girl sports ban

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Republican lawmakers in Ohio have moved to approve a bill banning transgender girls from participating in female sports teams in high school or college.

The proposal, titled the Save Women’s Sports Act, would require schools and higher education institutions in the state to designate “separate single-sex teams and sports for each sex.”

The bills’ sponsors say it is an effort to maintain fairness and protect the integrity in women’s sports in Ohio.

The association governing Ohio school sports say there are no examples of transgender girls causing issues in competition.

House Republicans on Thursday added the ban to a bill that would allow college athletes to receive compensation.

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