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MSNBC Host Hammers West Virginia Guv for Signing Anti-Trans Sports Bill

Published Apr 30 2021 at 3:06 PM GMT
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  • MSNBCMSNBC host Stephanie Ruhle took Republican West Virginia Gov.
  • Jim Justice to task on Friday morning for signing a measure that bans transgender girls from competing in school sports.
  • Repeatedly pressed by Ruhle to provide just one example of a trans child trying to gain an unfair advantage in his state, all Justice could do was shrug and deflect.
  • With Republican-controlled legislatures across the nation passing a slew of anti-trans bills, West Virginia followed suit this month with legislation that would prohibit transgender women and girls from competing in sports at 'any public secondary school or state institution of higher education.
  • The measure says teams must be based on 'biological sex' and trans girls are barred from women's teams 'where competitive skill or contact is involved.



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  • Published Apr 30, 2021 3:06 PM GMT