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The Mississippi House voted Wednesday to ban biological males from competing in girls’ or women’s sports in the state’s schools and universities. The bill heads to Republican Gov. Tate Reeves in the next several days, and he is expected to sign it into law. Mississippi is one of more than 20 states with lawmakers proposing such measures this year. Democratic President Joe Biden signed an executive order on Jan. 20 — the day he took office — that bans discrimination based on “gender identity” in school sports and elsewhere. “Girls deserve to compete on a level playing field,” Republican Rep. Becky Currie said before the Mississippi House. “Allowing males to compete in girls’ sports destroys fair competition and women’s athletic opportunities.”

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