Why Republicans think the transgender sports issue is a winning one

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    Several Republican governors across the country are signing new legislation to ban transgender athletes — which isn’t an accident. In this latest episode of The Point, CNN’s Chris Cillizza explains why the GOP is banking on this issue to shore up its culturally conservative base.

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    Mississippi governor signs bill banning transgender students from women’s sports, approving first anti-trans law of 2021

    https://www.cnn.com/2021/03/11/politics/transgender-athletes-bill-mississippi-tate-reeves/index.html

    Donald Trump Jr. slammed transgender athletes at rally before D.C. riots

    https://www.nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-out/donald-trump-jr-slammed-transgender-athletes-rally-d-c-riots-n1253377

    The Coordinated Attack on Trans Student Athletes

    https://www.aclu.org/news/lgbt-rights/the-coordinated-attack-on-trans-student-athletes/

    Minnesota bill would impose criminal penalties on transgender athletes

    https://www.metroweekly.com/2021/03/minnesota-bill-would-impose-criminal-penalties-on-transgender-athletes/

    The Next Cultural Battle: States Take Aim at Trans Athletes

    https://www.si.com/college/2021/03/12/states-take-aim-at-trans-athletes

    AP Exclusive: ‘Bathroom bill’ to cost North Carolina $3.76B

    https://apnews.com/article/e6c7a15d2e16452c8dcbc2756fd67b44

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