Oklahoma House passes transgender sports ban
April 18, 2021
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Republican-led Oklahoma House passed a bill Monday to ban transgender athletes from participating in women's sports.
The House voted 73-19 for the bill, mostly along party lines. The measure now heads to the GOP-controlled Senate, which failed to consider a similar bill introduced earlier this session.
Oklahoma is one of more than a dozen states where lawmakers are proposing restrictions this year on athletics or gender-confirming health care for transgender minors.
Opponents raised concerns the bill could lead to the NCAA pulling some championship games from Okla...