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Florida Becomes Seventh State to Ban Transgender Athletes From Girls' Sports as DeSantis Signs Bill

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Ron DeSantis signed a new bill Tuesday morning.The "Fairness in Women's Sports Act" makes participation in athletics contingent on a student's "biological sex.""The Fairness in Women's Sports Act will empower Florida women & girls to be able to compete on a level playing field.

This will help ensure that opportunities for things like college scholarships will be protected for female athletes for years to come," the governor tweeted on Tuesday.Florida joins Alabama, Arkansas, Idaho, Mississippi, Tennessee and West Virginia, which have all enacted bans that prohibit transgender women and girls from playing on women's sports teams.

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