WINDY CITY TIMES
||Indiana anti-trans youth bill advances
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On Feb. 22, the Indiana Senate refused to amend a Republican-backed bill that would prohibit transgender women and girls from participating in school sports that match their gender identity, putting it on the fast track to passing, The Titusville Herald reported.
If the full Senate approves the bill, which could happen as soon as Thursday, Feb. 24, it would head to the governor for consideration. The Indiana House already passed it.
Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb has not publicly said what he thinks of the proposal.
Five Republican senators joined the 11 Senate Democrats on Feb. 22 in an unsuccessful effort to prevent the ban from moving forward by sending the issue to a special study committee that would meet after this year's legislative session ends.
Representatives from the American Civil Liberties Union have said the group will file a lawsuit if the "hateful legislation" is signed into law in Indiana.
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