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NCAA warns it will pull Florida championships if transgender sports bill is approved

LEE COUNTY, Fla. – The NCAA threatened to pull the plug on Florida championship games if lawmakers approve bills to ban transgender girls from playing girls’ sports. Republicans in the Florida House have already approved it, but Senate Republicans could be having second thoughts after the NCAA warning. That’s because the Senate paused its vote right after the NCAA warning.   The bill singles out transgender girls and makes no mention of transgender boys, but it has both sides fired up. “I feel like you shouldn’t be robbed of your high school experience or even your...

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Florida House moves to limit transgender students in sports

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida lawmakers moved closer to requiring transgender athletes to undergo testosterone or genetic testing — as well as submit to having their genitalia examined — to participate on sports teams in public schools and colleges. The proposal in Florida, approved overwhelmingly Wednesday by the state’s Republican-led House, is part of a continuing national debate over transgender rights, including access to restrooms, locker rooms and other facilities. A companion bill in Florida’s state Senate awaits another committee hearing. The latest battleground is in the arena of...

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