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Mississippi Governor Signs Bill Banning Transgender Athletes


Mississippi Governor Signs First Anti-Transgender Bill of 2021

HuffPost by Emily Pettus on March 12, 2021

Mississippi Republican Gov. Tate Reeves signed a bill Thursday to ban transgender athletes from competing on girls or women’s sports teams.

Mississippi is the first state this year to enact such a ban, after a federal court blocked an Idaho law last year. Mississippi’s Senate Bill 2536 is set to become law July 1, although a legal challenge is possible.

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