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Gov. Ivey signs bill banning trans students from competing on non-co-ed sports teams

Alabama could soon become the next conservative state to prevent transgender girls from playing...
Alabama could soon become the next conservative state to prevent transgender girls from playing on female sports teams.(Source: WSFA 12 News)
Updated: Apr. 23, 2021 at 5:13 PM CDT
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Friday afternoon, April 23, Governor Ivey signed HB 391 into law.

The bill will prohibit transgender students from competing on non-co-ed sports teams that do not align with the gender on their birth certificates.

The Republican-dominated Alabama Legislature gave final passage to the bill that would prohibit K-12 schools from letting a “biological male” participate on a female team.

More than a dozen states are considering restrictions on transgender athletes.

Supporters say transgender girls have an unfair advantage in competition. Opponents say the bills are rooted in discrimination.