Lawmakers can’t cite local examples of transgender girls in sports

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Lawmakers can’t cite local examples of transgender girls in sports

Rebekah Bruesehoff, 14, poses for a portrait Feb. 26 in New Jersey. The transgender teenager competes on her middle school field hockey team and hopes to keep playing in high school. “It’s all been positive,” she said. “The coaches have been really helpful.”
A proposed ban on transgender athletes playing female school sports in Utah would affect transgender girls like this 12-year-old swimmer seen Feb. 22 at a pool in Utah.
Canton High School’s Chelsea Mitchell, left, runs to beat Terry Miller, center, of Bloomfield, in the 2020 CIAC Class S track and field championships at Floyd Little Athletic Center in New Haven, Conn. Between 2017 and 2019, transgender sprinters Miller and Andraya Yearwood combined to win 15 championship races, prompting a lawsuit on behalf of four cisgender girls.
A referee raises the arm of Mack Beggs of Euless Trinity after he defeated Chelsea Sanchez of Morton Ranch to defend the Class 6A girls 110-pound title during the 2018 UIL State Wrestling Championships at the Berry Center in Cypress, Texas. Texas limits transgender athletes to teams conforming with the gender on their birth certificate. That law came under criticism in 2017 and 2018, when transgender male Beggs won state titles in girls’ wrestling competitions after he was told he could not compete as a boy.
Cromwell High School transgender athlete Andraya Yearwood, right, braids the hair of teammate Taylor Santos during a break at a track meet at Hillhouse High School in New Haven, Conn.

Lawmakers can’t cite local examples of transgender girls in sports

Rebekah Bruesehoff, 14, poses for a portrait Feb. 26 in New Jersey. The transgender teenager competes on her middle school field hockey team and hopes to keep playing in high school. “It’s all been positive,” she said. “The coaches have been really helpful.”
A proposed ban on transgender athletes playing female school sports in Utah would affect transgender girls like this 12-year-old swimmer seen Feb. 22 at a pool in Utah.
Canton High School’s Chelsea Mitchell, left, runs to beat Terry Miller, center, of Bloomfield, in the 2020 CIAC Class S track and field championships at Floyd Little Athletic Center in New Haven, Conn. Between 2017 and 2019, transgender sprinters Miller and Andraya Yearwood combined to win 15 championship races, prompting a lawsuit on behalf of four cisgender girls.
A referee raises the arm of Mack Beggs of Euless Trinity after he defeated Chelsea Sanchez of Morton Ranch to defend the Class 6A girls 110-pound title during the 2018 UIL State Wrestling Championships at the Berry Center in Cypress, Texas. Texas limits transgender athletes to teams conforming with the gender on their birth certificate. That law came under criticism in 2017 and 2018, when transgender male Beggs won state titles in girls’ wrestling competitions after he was told he could not compete as a boy.
Cromwell High School transgender athlete Andraya Yearwood, right, braids the hair of teammate Taylor Santos during a break at a track meet at Hillhouse High School in New Haven, Conn.
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