Idaho moves closer to ban on transgender women in athletics

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BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho moved closer Wednesday to banning transgender women from competing in women’s sports despite warnings that such a law is unconstitutional.

A measure that overwhelmingly passed in the Republican-led state House of Representatives would apply to all sports teams sponsored by public schools, colleges and universities.

A girls’ or women’s team would not be open to a student who was born male, even if they identify as female.

It now goes to the GOP-dominated Senate.

Republican Gov. Brad Little’s spokeswoman said he had no comment on whether he would sign it into law.

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