Ivey signs transgender student-athlete bill

Updated: Apr. 23, 2021 at 5:44 PM CDT
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - Gov. Kay Ivey signed a bill requiring students to play on the sports team that aligns with the gender on their birth certificates unless it is a co-ed sport in K-12 public schools.

For instance, this would prevent transgender girls from playing on female sports teams.

Supporters of this bill have said it would protect the integrity of women’s sports.

But, Democrats said this is bill discriminates against transgender youth.

This has been a very controversial bill across the country. More than a dozen states have considered similar legislation.

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