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Doug Burgum, North Dakota governor, vetoes bill barring transgender athletes from girls' sports

Added 04-22-21 12:22:02am EST - “North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum vetoed Wednesday a bill to prohibit transgender athletes from competing in girls' K-12 school sports, sending the ball back to the legislature's court to see if Republicans have the votes for an override.” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “North Dakota governor vetoes bill barring transgender athletes from girls’ sports”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum vetoed Wednesday a bill to prohibit transgender athletes from competing in girls’ K-12 school sports, sending the ball back to the legislature’s court to see if Republicans have the votes for an override.

The Republican governor said that he had confidence in the North Dakota High School Activities Association to handle the issue, saying that “to date there has not been a single recorded incident of a transgender girl attempting to play on a North Dakota Girls’ team.”

“North Dakota today has a level playing field and fairness in girls’ sports,” Mr. Burgum said in his veto message, crediting NDHSAA leaders.

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“We have every confidence that they will continue to ensure a level playing field for the 27,000 students who participate in North Dakota high school sports,” he said.

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