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Indiana bill would ban transgender women from scholastic sports; public hearing planned

Added 01-22-22 05:11:02am EST - “Indiana lawmakers are gearing up to debate a bill that would prevent transgender girls from competing in girls' scholastic sports.” - Foxnews.com

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Indiana lawmakers are gearing up to debate a bill that would prevent transgender girls from competing in girls’ scholastic sports.

"This legislation is the result of listening to the concerns of female student-athletes and parents in my district and across the state. The purpose of this bill is to protect fair competition in girls’ sports," Republican state Rep. Michelle Davis of Whiteland, the bill’s author, said in a statement, as FOX 59 of Indianapolis reported.

The proposal comes after new scientific studies show transgender athletes hold advantages over biologically female athletes, which has also prompted entities, including the NCAA, to change its transgender policies.

The issue gained national attention with the exploits of Lia Thomas, a transgender swimmer for the University of Pennsylvania who competes in the Ivy League.

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