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Louisiana governor opposes bans on trans athletes and transition-related health care for youth

The Advocate, a Baton Rouge-based newspaper. Edwards warned that any legislation seen as attacking the LGBTQ community could potentially bring an “adverse impact to the state,” such as the economic backlash experienced by North Carolina in 2016 when lawmakers there passed a bill restricting which public restroom facilities transgender people could use.New Orleans is currently scheduled to host the NCAA’s Final Four basketball tournament in 2022, and some opponents — including Edwards — worry the collegiate sports association will relocate the tournament if the state passes any measures targeting transgender individuals, as it previously did with North Carolina over its anti-trans law, and as it is currently doing with Georgia in protest of
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