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Mississippi, South Dakota Send Anti-LGBTQ+ Bills to Governors

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just one chamber in several states, but in Mississippi, both the Senate and House of Representatives have approved a bill barring transgender girls from participating in girls’ sports at public schools, colleges, and universities, while in South Dakota both chambers have OK’d a religious refusals bill that stands to enable anti-LGBTQ+ discrimination.

Both states have Republican governors who are likely to sign the bills into law.The Mississippi House approved Senate Bill 2536, titled the Mississippi Fairness Act, Wednesday by a vote of 81-28, the Associated Press reports.

The Senate had passed it February 11. It requires that sports teams be designated as male, female, or coed, with female teams “not open to students of the male sex,” as.

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