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South Dakota's Kristi Noem Denies Caving in to NCAA on Girls' Sports Transgender Bill

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Tucker Carlson after the Fox News anchor challenged her for not signing a bill that would have banned transgender girls and women taking part in female sports.Noem had previously said that she had been "excited to sign" the bill prohibiting transgender athletes from competing alongside cisgender females in sports after it passed in the GOP-led state legislature.But she decided not to back House Bill 1217 and sent it back to state lawmakers for the language to be tweaked.Concerned whether it would comply with inclusion rules in collegiate sports, she told Fox News that in its present form, the bill would be open to legal challenges which expert advice had warned her she would likely lose.Opponents of the bill had said it might lead to groups.

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