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Girl, 13, sues DeSantis over transgender school athletes ban

Legislature Transgender Sports
Posted at 1:57 PM, Jun 30, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-30 13:57:44-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — A 13-year-old transgender girl is suing Governor Ron DeSantis over a new law that will ban her from playing girls' sports.

The lawsuit filed Wednesday seeks to block enforcement of a law that requires girls playing sports at public schools to have an original birth certificate that lists them as female.

The girl has been playing on girls' soccer teams since she was seven but she will no longer be able to do so on school teams.

The lawsuit argues that the ban will deprive her of opportunities and hurt her self-esteem. DeSantis signed the bill on June 1, the first day of Pride Month.