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Kansas bill on trans athletes advances amid misogyny charges


March 19, 2021

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas legislators on Wednesday traded sometimes-bitter accusations of misogyny as conservative Republicans advanced a proposal to ban transgender students from girls' and women's school sports that Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly labeled "regressive."

The GOP-controlled state Senate approved a bill that would enact the ban on a 24-10 vote, sending the measure to the Republican-controlled House. Kelly predicted ahead of Wednesday's two-hour debate that the policy would make it more difficult to recruit businesses to the state, but supporters of the measure dismissed her c...

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