Critics say Missouri lawmaker's transgender bill could hurt teens at risk for suicide
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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri is one of at least seven states with proposed legislation that would restrict transgender high school athletes from competing in sporting events corresponding to their preferred gender.But in Missouri the issue could go to a statewide vote for a constitutional amendment.Sen. Cindy O’Laughlin, a Republican, said she proposed the measure because of what she described as men beating women in sports. While it is unclear if this has been an issue in any Missouri schools, O’Laughlin pointed to an anecdote about a boy playing soccer against girls.There already are restr...

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