Florida House passes bill to ban transgender females from competing in girls’ and women’s sports

ORLANDO, Fla. — The Florida House of Representatives passed a bill Wednesday that would ban transgender females from playing on girls’ and women’s high school and college sports teams.

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The bill would make participation in sports contingent on a student’s “biological sex.”

Democrats have argued the bill is purely political.

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“Like many of their so-called priority issues this legislative session, the Florida Republican bill banning transgender athletes from competing in girls’ sports is morally wrong and completely out of touch with real issues facing Floridians,” said Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried. “This is political opportunism at its worst and a shameful attempt to drum up controversy while marginalizing an entire community. I proudly stand with our transgender community and remain committed to inclusivity, equality, and liberty, values which this legislation infringes on.”

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