Organized effort to ban trans from HS girls sports

Legislators in more than 20 states have introduced bills this year that would ban transgender girls from competing on girls' sports teams in public high schools. Yet in almost every case, sponsors are unable to cite an instance in their own state or region where such participation has caused problems. (March 3)

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- Girl's weight class 95 and boy's weight class 106, please make their way to the [INAUDIBLE].

ROGER BROOKS: Too many athletic leagues and policy makers are giving in to an ideology that simply ignores biological reality and denies equal opportunities to women.

SELINA SOULE: Throughout my four years of high school, I was forced to compete against biological males. Girls across Connecticut and New England all knew the outcome of our races long before the start, and it was extremely demoralizing.

SHANNON MINTER: It's a lot of fear-mongering and a lot of attempt to whip up a kind of atmosphere of just kind of frenzied, almost mob mentality to go after this teeny tiny group of kids who certainly pose no threat to anyone whatsoever.

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SARAH HUCKMAN: The team aspect of things is kind of like a family in a sense. And I just really found joy in that. And I really just found who I am as a person through sports, which is, like, really cool.