Mississippi Senate passes bill to ban transgender athletes from girls’ sports
The State Senate has voted to ban transgender athletes from competing in girls or women’s sports in the state’s schools and universities.
There was little discussion before senators passed Senate Bill 2536 in a late-night session Thursday. The vote was 34 to 9.
Republican Senator Angela Hill says coaches have called her, wanting a policy.
Mississippi is one of dozens of states with lawmakers proposing restrictions on athletes or gender-confirming health care for transgender minors this year.
The Mississippi bill moves to the Republican-controlled House.