Cindy O'Laughlin- Senator

ST. LOUIS, MO (KMOV) -- A Missouri senator has introduced a proposal aimed to ban transgender student athletes in events and activities. 

Missouri Senator Cindy O'Laughlin (R-18) submitted a bill Wednesday  that would require student athletes to participate in games in event with student's of the same biological sex.

Now, Missouri is one of five states to introduce similar bills-- New Hampshire, Washington, Georgia and Tennessee have drafted measures in recent weeks. 

CNN reports the NCAA, which governs collegiate athletics, says that transgender men undergoing hormonal treatments (i.e., undergoing a female-to-male transition) may compete on a men's team, but would no longer be eligible to play on a women's team.

O'Laughlin was sworn into office in January of 2019.

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