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NH bill would restrict transgender girls from participating in high school sports

Proposed house bill #1251 states, "This bill prohibits public schools from permitting a male student to participate in a student sport designated for females."
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CONCORD, N.H. — A bill that would restrict participation in girls high school sports to only those born as girls was up before the New Hampshire House Education Committee on Tuesday.

Proposed house bill #1251 states, "This bill prohibits public schools from permitting a male student to participate in a student sport designated for females."

Supporters of the bill say its purpose is to keep a "level playing field" in high school sports.

Opponents say this is a big step of backward progress for the LGBTQ community, in particular, for transgender people. 

To view the bill, click HERE.

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