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Iowa joins trend of Republican-led states banning transgender girls and women from female sports

Iowa has become the 11th state to ban transgender girls and women from female sports.

Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds signed a bill Thursday that went into effect immediately. It means student-athletes in K-12 schools and colleges in Iowa are no longer allowed to compete in sports according to their gender identity.

Here & Now‘s Celeste Headlee speaks with Iowa Public Radio reporter Grant Gerlock.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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