House committee rejects bill to keep transgender athletes from competing in girls’ sports

House committee rejects bill to keep transgender athletes from competing in girls' sports

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - A bill to keep transgender athletes from competing on girls’ sports teams in schools came to a screeching halt because House committee lawmakers rejected the idea but by only a one-vote margin.

However, this isn’t a total end to the debate.

There’s a similar proposal awaiting debate on the Senate floor.

Supporters of the proposals said they are trying to protect female athletes from unfair competition.

Opponents call the measures discriminatory.

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