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Panel rejects Terrebonne lawmaker’s bill to limit transgender youths in sports | #sports | #elderly | #seniors


BATON ROUGE — Lawmakers on a Louisiana House committee today narrowly refused to advance a proposal to prohibit transgender athletes from competing on girls’ sports teams in schools. 

By a one-vote margin, the House Education Committee rejected the bill by Rep. Beryl Amedee, R-Gray. Five lawmakers on the panel voted for the measure, while six voted against it. Two Republicans joined Democrats on the committee in opposing the proposal.

State Rep. Beryl Amedee, R-Gray.

That vote isn’t certain to end the debate for the legislative session, however. A similar proposal by Sen. Beth Mizell, the Senate’s second-ranking Republican, awaits debate on the Senate floor after winning the backing of that chamber’s education committee. 

Related:Houma legislator shelves transgender health care bill after strong pushback

Supporters of the proposals said they are trying to protect female athletes from unfair competition. Opponents call the measures discriminatory. Gov. John Bel Edwards, a Democrat, opposes the bill and other measures targeting transgender youth.



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