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Transgender Athlete Ban Smacked Down in Kansas as Governor Vetoes Bill

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Senate Bill 160 would prohibit "students of the male sex" from playing on public school and college sports teams designated for women or girls.

The bill allows for coed teams and for women and girls to play on teams for men or boys.Kelly said in a statement to Fox affiliate WDAF-TV that the bill would harm families and send the wrong message to companies considering doing business in Kansas."We all want a fair and safe place for our kids to play and compete," she said. "However, this bill didn't come from the experts at our schools, our athletes, or the Kansas State High School Activities Association.

It came from politicians trying to score political points."Transgender athletes have become a hotly contested issue and culture war flashpoint.

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