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Kansas lawmaker pursues bill on transgender youth in sports


February 7, 2020

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A conservative legislator in Kansas is pursuing a proposal to prevent transgender high school and middle school students from playing on sports teams aligned with their gender identities, and LGBTQ rights advocates are trying to kill it even before he can formally introduce it.

Equality Kansas, the state's leading LGBTQ rights group, had a Statehouse news conference Thursday to denounce the proposal from Republican Rep. Michael Capps, of Wichita. The group's executive director was joined by the state's two openly LGBTQ legislators, Democratic Reps. Brandon Woodard and...

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