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West Virginia Governor Signs Anti-Trans Sports Bill Into Law

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House Bill 3293, states that students in public schools and state colleges and universities are to be assigned to sports teams based on their birth gender, and that “athletic teams or sports designated for females, women, or girls shall not be open to students of the male sex where selection for such teams is based upon competitive skill or the activity involved is a contact sport.”Numerous states are considering such bills, based on the belief that trans females have an inherent and unfair advantage over cisgender ones — something disputed by scientists and activists.

They have been passed by legislatures and signed into law by governors this year in Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi, and Tennessee in addition to West Virginia.

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