House Passes Anti-Trans Sports Bill In Party Line Vote

CNN reports:

The House voted on Thursday to pass a GOP-led bill that would ban transgender athletes from women’s and girls’ sports at federally funded schools and educational institutions. The bill is not expected to be taken up by the Democratic-controlled Senate and the White House has issued a veto threat.

But the vote shows that Republicans are working to spotlight the issue – and it comes amid a GOP-led push in states across the country to pass similar bills restricting transgender athletes’ participation in sports. The final vote was 219-203 down strict party lines.

The bill – titled the “Protection of Women and Girls in Sports Act” – was introduced by Republican Rep. Greg Steube of Florida.

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