MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Alabama could soon become the next conservative state to prevent transgender girls from playing on female sports teams.
The Republican-dominated Alabama Senate on Thursday voted 25-5 for the House-passed bill that would prohibit K-12 schools from letting a “biological male to participate on a female team.”
If the House of Representatives accepts minor Senate changes to the legislation, it will go to Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey for her signature.
More than a dozen states are considering restrictions on transgender athletes.
Supporters say transgender girls have an unfair advantage in competition.
Opponents say the bills are rooted in discrimination.