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Indiana lawmakers pass “regressive” sports bill targeting trans school girls

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An Indiana bill banning trans girls from participating in sports that align with their gender identity has been passed by the state Senate.

Republican-backed HB1041 was passed on Tuesday (1 March) as State legislators voted 32-18 in favour of the bill. The controversial bill will now be sent to Republican Indiana Gov.

Eric Holcomb who has the power to sign the bill into law. Holcomb has not publicly expressed his decision on the bill. However, the Governor has said he “adamantly” agrees that “boys should be playing boys sports and girls should be playing girls sports, and mixed sports should be just that.” Since 2021, over 20 American states have introduced anti-trans bills that would ban trans girls from participating in girls’ sports teams in public high schools.

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