Florida Legislature passes bill banning transgender women and girls from female sports teams.

Will Gov. Ron DeSantis avoid Gov. Noem’s blunder?

TALLAHASSEE – Florida Republican leaders in the Legislature used some last-ditch maneuvering Wednesday night to revive and approve a controversial ban on transgender athletes participating in women’s sports at the high school and college levels.

The move sparked anger and emotional debate from Democrats in the House and Senate, surprised by the language added as a late amendment in the House to charter school legislation.

The House earlier this month approved the ban – but it failed to advance in the Senate, until made part of the charter school bill lawmakers were eager to approve before the session ends Friday.


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