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Good morning. On a 13-10 party-line vote, the New Hampshire Senate on Thursday passed legislation organizing school sports from middle school and older by sex at birth, with a specific ban on transgender girls playing in girls sports.

“I think the facts are clear. It may not be universal, but biological males have a strength and speed advantage over biological females,” said Sen. Jeb Bradley, R-Senate president.

Senate Democrats reject that argument, contending that even though transgender youth might have the biological characteristics of a boy, they are actually a girl and should be treated as such.

Republicans said allowing young athletes whose bodies have developed with the physical advantage of testosterone to compete against girls is unfair and a safety hazard. Democrats, meanwhile, argued that injuries are already a part of interscholastic athletics.

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