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Kansas proposal against transgender athletes gets traction


February 13, 2021

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A proposal aimed at keeping transgender students out of girls' and women's sports is attracting enough interest in the Republican-controlled Kansas Legislature to worry LGBTQ advocates.

A conservative Republican lawmaker introduced the measure this week in the state Senate. An Education Committee hearing hasn't been set, but the committee chair said the bill is designed to ensure "the playing field is fair" in girls' and women's sports.

"It's been a hot topic," said Senate Majority Leader Gene Suellentrop, a Wichita Republican. "There's a great interest in that by a la...

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