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Tennessee Will Be Latest State to Defend Banning Transgender People From School Sports

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For more reporting from the Associated Press, see below.According to the Human Rights Campaign, 10 states now have enacted sports bans aimed at transgender athletes: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Idaho, Mississippi, Montana, Tennessee, Texas, West Virginia and South Dakota, where the governor used executive order powers.Tennessee's Governor Bill Lee helped fuel the bill's progress early on, saying in February that allowing transgender girls to play on middle and high school sports teams would "destroy women's sports." In March, lawmakers passed the bill and Lee signed it.

Over the next few months, Tennessee became a leading state in passing legislation aimed at transgender people.Tennessee's new laws this year also restrict bathroom options.

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