Gov. Reynolds resolves to ban transgender girls from sports

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FILE- In this Nov. 19, 2020, file photo Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds speaks during a news conference in Johnston, Iowa. An organization representing Iowa’s Hispanic population filed a lawsuit Tuesday, March 9, 2021, challenging new restrictions on voting in the state, a day after Reynolds signed the measure into law. The League of United Latin American Citizens, represented by Washington-based voting rights lawyer Marc Elias, filed the lawsuit in state court in Des Moines. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds says she would sign a bill banning transgender students from participating in girls’ sports.

When asked about the issue at a press conference Wednesday, Reynolds says she worked with Republican leaders in the House and Senate to resurrect the measure in the final days of the legislative session.

Although Reynolds has promised to sign a bill, lawmakers haven’t made any specific language public.

Legislators in more than 20 states have introduced bills this year that would ban transgender girls from competing on girls’ sports teams in public high schools.

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