Florida joins states to ban transgender girls from sports

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(Reuters) – Florida on Tuesday became the latest and by far the largest state to ban transgender women and girls from participating in school sports, part of a campaign in statehouses nationwide this year that equal rights activists assail as discriminatory. Republican Governor Ron DeSantis, who is closely aligned with former President Donald Trump, signed the bill into law after it had been rushed through the state legislature as an attachment to a charter school bill. Supporters of the sports bills say they are needed to preserve fairness, asserting that cisgender women and girls would be at…

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