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Ohio Rejects Transgender Sports Ban

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The Ohio House of Representatives has rejected a ban on transgender girls in girls’ school sports, most likely killing the legislation for this year.The House had passed a bill containing the ban in June, but Speaker of the House Bob Cupp requested changes in it when it went to the Senate, The Columbus Dispatch reports.

The Senate ended up combining it with a bill to reform the Ohio Department of Education, putting the governor in charge of public schools instead of the State Board of Education.

The Senate passed that Wednesday night. But early Thursday morning, the combined bill failed in the House.“This is not the way to do education in the state of Ohio ...

Passing something at 1 or 2 in the morning that no one has read, that no one has seen,” Democratic Rep. Phil Robinson said, according to the Dispatch.Gov.

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