Ohio becomes latest state to propose transgender sports ban


COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Republican lawmakers in Ohio have introduced two bills that would ban transgender girls from participating in female sports teams in high school or college, becoming the latest state to take up the contentious debate.

The proposals, 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, but none of the lawmakers have pointed to a single instance where this has been an issue in the state.

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