Alaska bill would bar transgender girls from female sports

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JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A bill introduced in the waning days of this year’s legislative session in Alaska would require schools to designate school-sponsored athletic teams or sports as male, female or co-ed and require participation in a female sport to be based on the participant’s sex assigned at birth.

The bill from Senate Majority Leader Shelley Hughes is the latest of its kind around the country that would bar transgender girls and women from girls and women’s sports. Hughes, a Palmer Republican, in a statement Thursday said the bill is “the culmination of several months work” but indicated it would not be pushed during the final days of

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