More U.S. States Implement Laws Protecting Female Sports Against Transgender Participation

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As K-12 classes resume, four more U.S. states — Kansas, North Dakota, Wyoming, and Missouri — are implementing laws to prevent transgender girls from participating in girls’ sports teams. This brings the total number of states with such restrictions to 23. A larger wave of legislation against transgender rights is evident, including bans on transgender mutilation for minors and limitations on teaching gender and sexuality in public schools. Those opposed to this trend argue these laws are an attempt to erase transgender individuals from society. The restrictions are part of a debate surrounding fairness and inclusion in school sports.